The number (11) of belligerent occupations in 2018 was the same as in 2017. Not included in the list is belligerent occupation of the state of Hawaii by the USA.
There was one more situation of belligerent occupation in 2017 than in 2016, as Tur - key occupied part of northern Syria (for details, see the pro file on Turkey at rulac.org).
ELEVEN MILITARY OCCUPATIONS
The number (10) and detail of belligerent occupations in 2016 was the same as in the preceding years (2015 and 2014).
The number (10) and detail of belligerent occupations in 2014 was one greater than the previous year.
The number (nine) and detail of belligerent occupations in 2013 (see Table 1.2) was the same as the previous year.
... belligerent occupations continued of parts of nine states and territories (Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Eritrea, Georgia, Lebanon, Moldova, Palestine, Syria, and Western Sahara). These occupations are governed by the law of military occupation that also forms part of the law of IAC.
... an IAC [International Armed Conflict] includes any situation in which one state invades another and occupies it, even if there is no armed resistance at all. This is set down in Article 2 common to the four 1949 Geneva Conventions.
-- The War Report 2017
Other belligerent occupations that have been alleged include the occupation by the UK of the Falkland Islands/Malvinas (Argentina claims this as sovereign territory), of Tibet by China, and of the state of Hawaii by the USA. The War Report makes no determination as to whether belligerent occupation is occurring in these cases.
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