International law in South Africa by Thomas BatyInternational law in South Africa by Thomas Baty

International law in South Africa

byThomas Baty

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 Excerpt: ...(a) The main body of the army,,.,....... iu i,....., able to testify, although the palace of civilization does not appear to,...,... seems to have been, on this occa have been backward in imitating their example; as Pekin is again Bion, respected. And Sir S. Baker, in a note to Halleck (Ch. XXI. § 19), says that during the occupation of Versailles by the Germans in 1870, the French mayor made frequent complaints to the Prussian commandant-general that many acts of violence were committed by the German soldiers, such as breaking into private houses and plundering, or destroying the furniture, especially the clocks. In the populous part of the town, order was tolerably well maintained, but not in the outskirts. These complaints, Sir Sherston continues, do not appear to have had any favourable results. And, as The Hague Conference found it necessary formally to declare the abolition of pillage, it must perhaps be considered as occupying a kind of ambiguous position on the border of illegality, though on the whole within that term. Halleck's opinion is (§ 18) that the commanding officer who permits indiscriminate pillage, and allows the taking of private property without a strict accountability fails in his duty to his Government and violates the usages of civilized warfare. It is, Halleck says, a common excuse for such conduct, that the general is unable to restrain his troops; but he who cannot preserve order in his army has no right to command it: in collecting military contributions, trustworthy troops should always be sent with the foragers to prevent them from engaging in irregular and unauthorized pillage, and the party should always be accompanied by officers of the staff and administration corps, to see to the proper execution of the orders, ...
Title:International law in South AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217934064

ISBN - 13:9780217934060