Contraband of war


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that which, according to international law, cannot be supplied to a hostile belligerent except at the risk of seizure and condemnation by the aggrieved belligerent.
- Wharton.

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Perhaps this is not the first example of usurpation and contraband of war practice in Turkey but let me elaborate on this matter further over the Bank Asya example.
Before that, whenever Black people fled to the Union they were supposed to be returned to their masters, but Butler says 'No, your master says you are property so I define you as property and you are contraband of war.