CONVENTION (XI) RELATIVE TO CERTAIN
RESTRICTIONS WITH REGARD TO THE EXERCISE
OF THE RIGHT OF CAPTURE IN NAVAL WAR
Signed at The Hague, 18 October 1907
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Some of the restrictions on capture provided for in this Convention were previously applied by virtue of settled practice. This was the case particularly for coastal fishing boats and for vessels engaged in scientific discovery. The Convention extended the immunity to further cases. For military hospital ships, immunity from capture is provided for in Article 22 of Geneva Convention (II) of 1949 (No. 50).
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 26 January 1910.
AUTHENTIC TEXT: French. The English translation below is reprinted from Scott, Hague Conventions, pp. 182–187. It reproduces the translation of the United States Department of State. The marginal titles added to the Convention have no official character.
TEXT PUBLISHED IN: Conférence internationale de la Paix 1907, pp. 664–667 (French); Les deux Conférences de la Paix, pp. 147–150 (French); Scott, Hague Conventions, pp. 182–187 (Engl.); Scott, Les Conventions de La Haye, pp. 182–187 (French); Scott, Les Conférences de La Haye, pp. 84–86 (French); Martens, NRGT, 3ème série, Vol. m, pp. 663–687 (French, German); Deltenre, pp. 354–363 (Engl., French, Dutch); GBTS, 1910, No. 14, CD 5118 (Engl., French); BFSP, Vol. 100, 1906–1907, pp. 421–434 (French); CTS, Vol. 205, pp. 367–380 (French); Higgins, pp. 395–400 (Engl., French); Wilson-Tucker, pp. Lxxvra-Lxxx (Engl.); US Statutes at Large, Vol. 36, pp. 2396–2414 (Engl., French); AJIL, Vol. 2, 1908, pp. 167–174 (Engl., French); Malloy, Vol. II, pp. 2341–2352 (Engl.); Bevans, Vol. I, pp. 711–722 (Engl.); Friedman, pp. 364369 (Engl.); Roberts and Guelff, pp. 119–126 (Engl.); Ronzitti, pp. 173–182 (Engl., French); Droit des conflits armés, pp. 1133–1139 (French); Genet, pp. 533–534 (French); Mezhdunarodnoe pravo, Vol. III, pp. 147–149 (Russ.); Korovin, pp. 389–390 (Russ.); Revista de Derecho Internacional y politica exterior, Cronica, Ano ffl, 1907, pp. 98–100 (Span.); Arellano, pp. 379–381 (Span. — extract); Bustamante, pp. 346–352 (Span.); Ceppi, pp. 374–376 (Span. — extract); ICRC website: www.icrc.org/ihl.nsf (Engl., French, Span.).
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