Protocols, Oral Arguments; With Index, Award of the Tribunal, and Opinions of Its Members. September 3 to October 20, 1903

Protocols, Oral Arguments; With Index, Award of the Tribunal, and Opinions of Its Members. September 3 to October 20, 1903

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...things done in this country as you would if it were civilized and occupied. It was an uncivilized and inaccessible country, where few people knew what was going on. They might just as well have done all this at the North Pole, and then when we had sent an expedition to the North Pole, we might as well have been told that they had done the same thing and obtained the allegiance of the Esquimaux a few years before. There is no reason for treating acts done in a country of this description and of this character, as if they were acts done in a civilized country or in an accessible country; and when in that Article Ill they talk of the understanding of both nations, the effective understanding of both nations, I may recur to that for a moment. I do not understand the word "effective" understanding in the sense which my learned friend, Mr. Watson, attributed to it. I think the original and ellective understanding means the original.understanding and the understanding that ought to be given effect to. That is the idea. I have of it: the efiectiveunderstanding is the effectual understanding, the understanding that ought to 'have effect on the construction of the Treaty.' 'Well, now, how can that be an understanding by anyone but the two different Parties to the Treaty'? The understanding of the Parties must mean the respective Parties. How can what one Party understands, and the-other 'Party is not shown to have known or understood or had communicated to him, as an underst'a'r'iding--how can that be an understanding of the Parties by any reasonable construction of the language? I did not propose, and I do not propose now unless the Tribunal desire it, to go at any length into the different acts of...
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  • Paperback | 634 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,116g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688731X
  • 9781236887313