Ships, Visit and Search
MAX PLANCK ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW, Rüdiger Wolfrum, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012
15 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2010 Last revised: 10 Jun 2011
Date Written: July 13, 2010
This entry surveys the right of visit and search of foreign merchant ships on the high seas under the traditional law of war, in the context of collective security, and during peacetime.
Keywords: ships, visit, search, seizure, diversion into port, belligerent, neutral, neutrality, security council, shiprider, interdiction
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