The law of naval warfare is a subset of the law of armed conflict, and it consists mostly of jus in bello, or the conduct of hostilities during a state of war. The law of naval warfare still reflects a great dose of customary international law, although much of it has been codified in treaty. The contemporary law of naval warfare was developed largely through customary international law from the time of the age of sail through the end of World War I, and it was largely codified by the Hague Conventions of 1907. The 1995 San Remo manual on international law applicable to armed conflicts at sea, which was developed in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq "tanker war" of the 1980s, contains a restatement of current practice in the law of naval warfare.
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