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United States et al v Unnamed masters and crew of two seized fishing vessels, Decision, No 395, No 396, 175 US 677 (1900), 20 S.Ct. 290 (1900), 44 L.Ed. 320 (1900), ILDC 392 (US 1900), 8th January 1900, Supreme Court [U.S.]



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Whether customary international law exempted civilian fishing vessels from seizure as prize in times of war.

Whether, if so, that norm was enforceable in the courts of the United States against the Government of the United States.

Whether customary international law was part of the domestic law of the United States.

Whether the content of customary international law could be proved in United States courts.

Keywords: Armed forces; Belligerents; Customary international law; General principles of international law; International law and domestic law, consistent interpretation; Jurisdiction of states, domestic; Warfare, sea—

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Subjects: Law of the Sea ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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