Submarine mine Submarine devices intended to explode on contact, or as the result of acoustic or magnetic influence or pressure. Submarine mines may or may not be moored. The regulations governing the use of submarine mines have been rendered obsolete by technological progress.

See also Naval warfare





Suggested readings:

DINSTEIN Yoram, “The Laws of War at Sea”, in IYHR, Vol. 10, 1980, pp. 38-69.   

HEINTSCHEL VON HEINEGG Wolff, “The International Law of Mine Warfare at Sea”, in IYHR, Vol. 23, 1993, pp. 53-76.   

REED J., “‘Damm the Torpedoes’: International Standards Regarding the Use of Automatic Submarine Mines”, in Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. (2), 1984-1985, pp. 286-322.   

STEPHEN D. J. & FITZPATRICK M. D., “Legal aspects of contemporary naval mine warfare”, in Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal, Vol. 21/4, 1999, pp. 553-590.     

Further reading:  

LIENANT J.-C., “La guerre des mines au Viet-Nam”, in Revue Maritime, No. 299, 1974, pp. 696-703.