RUSI JournalVolume 58Issue 5members only

The Status under the Hague Conference of Civilians who Take Up Arms during the Time of War


Given that supposed German atrocities in Belgium became a moral thrust behind Britain’s entry to the War, this article is useful in presenting the international expectations of armies’ treatment of civilians at times of war. The various Hague conferences concluded with legally binding acceptance that so long as civilian actors continue to engage in purely civilian pursuits, they should be free from military harassment. However, the author draws attention to one power’s

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