Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 27

Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 27

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... by which we determine the proper jurisdiction for the hearing and decision of the strictly domestic controversies which arise within a State will discriminate the controversies which are or are not fit matters for the decision of The Hague tribunal. It is, therefore, not rash to predict an increasing resort to The Hague tribunal and a gradual extension of its jurisdiction to the settlement of a multitude of legal disputes which in the past have been productive of war. There is another highly interesting problem whose successful solution The Hague tribgnal should greatly facilitate or perhaps accomplish. It has a not remote bearing on an American policy known as the Monroe Doctrine and has a bearing on a question which directly concerns the Latin American States and more or less concerns the relations of the United States to those States and the States of the Old World. It is the question of the collection of indemnities from American debtor States. The records of foreign offices abundantly prove that weak debtor States have too often been subjected by military force to the payment of exorbitant indemnities. The fact cannot be questioned and it cannot be blinked. It must be recognized and dealt with accordingly. The action of a civilized creditor State in arbitrarily enforcing the payment of exorbitant demands against a debtor State because it is weak and because it is misgoverned is even less defensible than the wrongful action of the debtor State which counts on impunity for wrongdoing because it is weak. The latter in its blindness and weakness may indulge the delusion that the Monroe Doctrine will shield it in wrongdoing. The former-, more enlightened, is perhaps aroused to resentment by a gross disregard shown for the rules more

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  • English
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