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Title: Convention (VI) Relating to the Status of Enemy Merchant Ships at the Outbreak of Hostilities
Alternative Title(s): 1907 Hague Convention VI
Available From: http://www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf/52d68d14de6160e0c12563da005fdb1b/df8a6f03ab905197c125641e0039a49d?OpenDocument
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/1907e.htm
Conclusion Date: 1907-10-18
Entry Into Force Date: 1910-01-26
Description: "No rule of international law existed before the adoption of the present Convention preventing belligerent States from confiscating enemy merchantmen in their harbour or on the high seas at the outbreak of a war. From the beginning of the Crimean War, in 1854, it became the usage followed by some countries that enemy vessels in the harbours of a belligerent should be granted a reasonable time to depart unmolested and that such vessels, if met at sea, should be permitted to continue their voyage. It was, however, not before the Second Hague Peace Conference that binding rules to this effect were adopted." This summary is available from the ICRC web site, IHL Database.
Legal Citation: 205 CTS 305
EISIL Categories: Home > Use of Force > Law of Armed Conflict
Keywords: armed conflict
maritime
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Second Peace Conference of The Hague, 1907
Site Administrator: International Committee of the Red Cross
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