Treatment of Resident Enemy Subjects

Legal Status Public war is a state of armed hostility between sovereign nations or governments (GO 100, Art 20). So that the first effect of war between two states is to cause every subject of the one to become an enemy of every subject of the other, since it is impossible to sever the subjects… Read More

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The Unwritten Rules of War (1914)

In addition to the written rules there exist certain other well-recognised usages and customs that have developed into, and have become recognised as, rules of warfare. These usages and customs are still in process of development. The development of the laws and usages of war is determined by three principles (US Army, 1914, p.14): First,… Read More