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The Iran-Iraq War : a Juridical Analysis of the Attacks on Neutral Ships and Visit and Search Operations in the Persian Gulf Open Access

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This paper addresses two major issues arising out of the current war between Iran and Iraq: (1) whether the missile attacks carried out by each belligerent against neutral shipping is consistent with international law; and (2) whether the Iranian visit and search operations conducted onboard neutral vessels transiting the Persian Gulf are consistent with international law.

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