Day: February 28, 2019

The principles of English common Law applicable to the enemy in time of war: Madras HC explained

Total War with its incidence of massacre of innocent men, women and children and large-scale destruction of property by perverting the knowledge of science for devising ways and means of destruction in a brutal manner is the product of modern civilisation, if civilisation it can be called. The principles regulating intercourse between residents of belligerent states are not part of international law but are part of the municipal law of every country. 

Indian principle that in the event of war, priests and properties endowed to places of worship must not be touched: AP High Court

For several centuries, our country had a principle in law of war to the effect that in the event of an invasion also, the priests and properties endowed to places of worship must not be touched. That is how, the properties of Temples remained intact even after the country was subjected to foreign invasions. Instances are not lacking where, the invaders have rendered services also. 

Prisoners of war

Third Geneva Convention (Geneva, 12 August 1949) especially connected with the Treatment of Prisoners of War.  A. Prisoners of war, in the sense of the present Convention, are persons belonging to one […]