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Section III : On means of injuring the enemy - Art. 21.
    Art. 21. Belligerents may lay mines in their territorial waters and in those of the enemy.
    But it is forbidden, even in territorial waters:
    (1) To lay unanchored automatic contact mines unless they are so constructed as to become harmless one hour at most after the person who laid them ceases to control them;
    (2) To lay anchored automatic contact mines which do not become harmless as soon as they have broken loose from their moorings.


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