Forum of adoption Institute of International Law
The Second International Peace Conference at The Hague expressed the wish "that the preparation of regulations relative to the laws and customs of naval war should figure in the programme of the next Conference". This wish induced the Institute of International Law to appoint a committee in 1910 "to search and choose the studies which may be of the most utility for the preparation of the Peace Conference and organize their discussion by the Institute". On the proposal of this committee it was decided to prepare regulations concerning the laws and customs of war at sea. A special committee, with Professor Fauchille as rapporteur, prepared a draft manual analogous to the Oxford Manual on Land Warfare of 1880. At its session in 1913, the Institute adopted the text below.
Meetings of forum 09.08.1913, Oxford
Dade of adoption 09.08.1913
Number of articles 116 + 1 additional Article.
Authentic text French
Source D.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.858-875.
Keywords ANGARY; ARMED FORCES AT SEA; BLOCKADE; CAPTURE; CONDUCT OF THE HOSTILITIES; CREW; ENEMY; INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT; MAIL; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; METHOD OF COMBAT; MILITARY OCCUPATION; NEUTRAL STATE; OBJECT; OCCUPIED TERRITORY; PIRACY; PORT; POSTAL SERVICE; PRISONER OF WAR; PRIZE; PROHIBITION; PROTECTED OBJECT; PROTECTED PERSONNEL; PROTECTION; RELIGIOUS PERSONNEL; SHIP; SICK; TELECOMMUNICATION; TERRITORIAL SEA; WARSHIP; WEAPON; WOUNDED; NAVAL WARFARE; CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW; MEANS OF COMBAT; WAR VICTIM; HOSPITAL SHIP; SHIPWRECK; USE OF WEAPONS