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Part II : Application of general principles #II. Occupied territory #C. Rules of conduct with regard to property #(b) Private property - Art. 54.
    ' If the powers of the occupant are limited with respect to the property of the enemy State, with greater reason are they limited with respect to the property of individuals. '

    Art. 54. Private property, whether belonging to individuals or corporations, must be respected, and can be confiscated only under the limitations contained in the following articles.

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