Posts on: Plunder

Dustin Lewis

Unlawful appropriation of property during armed conflict

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International humanitarian law has long prohibited the unlawful appropriation of public or private property during armed conflict—and with good reason. As demonstrated by the recent conflicts in, for example, Sierra Leone, Iraq, East Timor, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the unlawful appropriation of property, including the illegal exploitation of natural resources, has the capacity to (sometimes literally) fuel armed... More >>
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