The Case of Venezuela; A Reply to the British Blue Book Entitled Documents and Correspondence Relating to the Question of Boundary Between British Gu

The Case of Venezuela; A Reply to the British Blue Book Entitled Documents and Correspondence Relating to the Question of Boundary Between British Gu

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... dispute is a rightful one. It is taught that occupation is the apprehension of a thing nullins by some one capable of exercising power over that thing, and of using and employing it to his convenience, adding to this exercise of power intention, not of curiosity, examination, or temporary detention, but of appropriating and keeping the thing for his own use, applying to it his industry, strength, skill, intelligence, and labor. It is also taught with regard to real property, that there are two distinct series of operations, namely, those required for transportation to the places, establishment, and taking possession, and those which come afterwards and which are applied to clearing, cultivation, and improvement. At the Conference of Berlin, in 1888, the following principles were established: "The power which henceforth should take possession of a "territory on coasts of the African Continent, situated beyond "the limits of its present domain, or which, not having pos"sessed them until then, should happen to acquire them, and "likewise the Power which should assume there a Protecto"rate, will adjoin to the respective act a notification addressed "to the powers that sign the present document, so that they "may adduce their reclamations if there is occasion for it." "The powers signing the present act acknowledge the ob' ligation of securing in the territories occupied by them on u the coasts of the African Continent, the existence of an au"thority capable of enforcing respect to the rights acquired, u and, if necessary, the liberty of commerce and transit under "the conditions which might be stipulated." Occupation consists in sending a sufficient number of persons of both sexes for...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623215
  • 9781236623218