Congressional Edition Volume 6953

Congressional Edition Volume 6953

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...authority, that may be required by the treaty or treaties as a sanction for the execution of the decrees and the fulfillment of the demands of the said international organisms when such decrees or demands are made in conformity with the agreements instituting said organisms, and engaging the United States to recognize the authority of said international organisms (or one or more of them) to make final interpretation of the powers conferred upon them." 8 TRIBUNAL FOR INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES. Warrenton, Va., August 2,1916. Hon. John F. Shafroth, United States Senate, Washington, D. O. My Dear Senator: Referring to our recent conferences and to your subsequent introduction of a resolution providing for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, I beg to set forth, in condensed form, the arguments in favor of the adoption of the said amendment. In substance, that amendment provides for the transfer to an international organization of the power of finally determining international disputes threatening war, and it permits the irrevocable engagement of the United States to submit to the determinations of the said organization, and to assist with money and with men in its support. The steps thus contemplated being of an extraordinary kind, the amendment further provides that the treaties binding the United States to such engagements shall be valid only after ratification by two-thirds of both Houses of Congress. The importance of such an amendment arises from the fact that serious efforts will probably be made in the next few years to restrict or eliminate international war as the determinant of international disputes. This effort may, of course, fail. A number of decades may yet pass before nations will yield up that portion of their...show more

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  • Paperback | 618 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,089g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631447
  • 9781236631442