Congressional Edition Volume 5938

Congressional Edition Volume 5938

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...reason that the negotiators for the United States stipulated that that water should be the territorial water of Great Britain, in respect of these fisheries, was because if they had not a fisherman would have had nothing to guide him in keeping away from the shore," And the negotiators gave up some non-territorial water for this reason. "and when he reached a bay he might have gone in until he touched the six-mile line across, and then if he went one inch over he would have been in the exclusive waters of Great Britain, and a difficulty and a complication would have occurred. Therefore, in order to avoid that complication and difficulty, they laid down that rule which Professor Westlake at page 187 of his volume on International Law says is now the rule. He states it thus: "' The line drawn from shore to shore at the part where, in approaching from the open sea, the width first contracts to that mentioned, will take the place of the line of low water, and the littoral sea belonging to the state will be measured outwards from that line to the distance, three miles or more, proper to the state.'" The President: You are quoting now the discussion between Mr. Warren and myself. Therefore, I feel compelled to confess that when I asked that question of Mr. Warren I was, I think, under the influence of a misunderstanding. I had in view the drawing submitted by Sir. Robert Finlay and the drawing of the Institut Annuaire de Droit International by Sir Thomas Barclay. In both drawings there is a straight line drawn parallel to the 6-mile line. The 6-mile line connects both shores and to this 6-mile line there is drawn a straight parallel 3 miles outside towards the sea. If one construes the triangle in that way there will be spaces in...show more

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 590g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655583
  • 9781236655585