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Bringing Occupation into the 21st Century: The effective implementation of occupation by proxy

Gilder, A. (2017). Bringing Occupation into the 21st Century: The effective implementation of occupation by proxy. Utrecht Law Review, 13(1), pp. 60-81. doi: 10.18352/ulr.355

Abstract

This article examines the law of occupation by proxy which was identified by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Tadić case. In particular, this article reviews the necessary nature of occupation by proxy, the case law development of the concept and then its substantive content. The article next uses Eastern Ukraine as a practical example of a possible occupation by proxy situation. Lastly, the effectiveness of the concept is analysed to see if it could be applied in a conflict today and how the concept could be development and brought to the forefront of international humanitarian law.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Publisher Keywords: international humanitarian law, law of belligerent occupation, occupation by proxy, jus in bello, Geneva Convention IV
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22640
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