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    • 01.06.10 | 09:10 (IDT)

    read and learn Any state, in a time of conflict, can impose an embargo, and while it cannot carry out embargo activities in the territorial waters of a third party, it can carry out embargo activities in international waters. This is international maritime law. Within this framework it is legal to detain a civilian vessel trying to break an embargo and if in the course of detaining the vessel, force is used against the forces carrying out the detention then that force has every right to act in self defense
International laws allow to attack any ship trying to breach a blockade, even in international waters: San Remo Manual on International Law Applicable to Armed Conflicts at Sea, 12 June 1994

    from the article: Straight into the trap
    First published 01:42 01.06.10 | Last updated 01:42 01.06.10
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