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armistice

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Second World War.

ˈärmistis

n. an agreement made by opposing sides in a war to stop fighting for a certain time; a truce.

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death penalty

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

There are conventional prohibitions on the death penalty in some human rights instruments; the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 15...

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laws of War

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

International rules and conventions that limit belligerents' action.

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letters of marque

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

This term connotes the written authority given by a government to private parties to search and seize specified property of a foreign party, ostensibly on the grounds of punishing...

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Non-Proliferation Treaty

Overview page. Subjects: International Law — Military History.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (729 U.N.T.S.), opened for signature (symbolically at London, Moscow, and Washington) on 1 July 1968 and entering into force on 5...

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