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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

to surround with hostile troops

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CDA, the civic body, shall inform the top court on Friday about the reasons behind blockades of Aabpara Road where the headquarters of Inter Services Intelligence and Federal Investigation Agency are located.
He claimed that the authority should increase security where it is required but avoid blockades of roads which cause problems to commuters.
We will not allow blockades of roads', the Chief Justice said.
Inevitably, blockades inflict harm on blameless civilians, and in extreme cases they may violate International Humanitarian Law (IHL) which generally means deaths of innocent people, severe affliction and senseless devastation.
Since the imposition of Israeli blockade on Gaza in 2007, a humanitarian crisis has emerged in the region.
The International Community is of the view that the blockade amounts to a collective punishment of people in Gaza.
The 'Declaration Concerning the Laws of Naval War' from 1909 constitutes part of the footing for the Geneva Convention and other laws, and therefore is cited here to give an example for circumstances under which blockades are permitted:
Also the 'San Remo Manual' of 1994 sets restrictions to naval blockades in Article 102, prohibiting the establishment of a naval blockade if:
Under Article 33 of the same declaration, such "conditional contraband" is subject to blockade or capture if it is "destined for the use of the armed forces or of a government department of the enemy State".
26) They argue that the twentieth-century NIACs in which blockades have (or blockade-like activity has) taken place do not constitute reliable state practice supporting the proposition that blockades may be established during a NIAC.
As the critics suggest, the first three examples are unreliable precedent in support of the contention that blockades may be established during a NIAC.
They point to the Charter of the United Nations which calls for member states to settle international disputes by peaceful means and not by blockades.
On May 31, 2010 news media around the world reported and sharply criticized the bloody Israeli Shayetet (commandos) raid for killing nine activist civilians aboard the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, These activists resisted the Shayetet which tried to enforce Israel's naval blockade by boarding the ship from speedboats and helicopters.
dedicates one sentence to the traditional rules of naval blockades and
nineteenth-century, certain rules governing naval blockades crystallized