Letters by Historicus on Some Questions of International Law Volume . 1

Letters by Historicus on Some Questions of International Law Volume . 1

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...l'existence reelle du blocus. It will be seen from these definitions that M. Hautefeuille by no means confines himself to the requirement that there should be an efficient and adequate force, to keep up the blockade; but he further insists that the ships should be stationary (arretes) as well as adequate in force and sufficiently near (suffisamment proches). He further demands that the neutral merchant ship, without any regard to the proclamation of blockade, should be at liberty to sail to the blockaded port in order to ascertain for itself, on the spot, the fact of the sufficiency of the blockade, without subjecting itself thereby to any penalty. This is what is called in the French text-books the notification speciale. I shall deal with these two requirements separately. The demand that the blockading force should consist of stationary ships, and not of a cruising squadron, is no new pretension. If M. Hautefeuille had reproduced this doctrine as a speculative opinion which he recommended to the acceptance of Europe, no one could have objected to hearing from an ingenious writer what was to be advanced in favour of a very old proposition. But M. Hautefeuille is so constantly in the habit of confounding the distinct provinces of the legislator and the'juris peritus that the inextricable mess in which he thus involves his subject deprives his speculations of all credit and authority. What M. Hautefeuille's unlearned readers have a right to complain of' is that, professing to state what is the clear and unquestionable Law of Nations on this point, he wholly misrepresents it, and lays that down to be clearly established which, in fact, has been not only denied but solemnly resolved in the negative. The words of M. Hautefeuille's...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623614
  • 9781236623614