Publication Volume 17

Publication Volume 17

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...for the pacific settlement of international disputes, and was expressly maintained by the American Government when it ratified the Convention. 2F0reign Relations of the United Statcs, I907, pt. 2, p. 1128. of Russia as initiator of the First Conference. The Russian Government proposed that the program of the contemplated meeting should include the following topics: ' 1.' Improvements to be made in the provisions of the Convention relative to the peaceful settlement of international disputes as regards the court of arbitration and the international commissions of inquiry. 2. Additions to be made to the provisions of the Convention of 1899 relative to the laws and customs of war on land--among others, those concerning the opening of hostilities, the rights of neutrals on land, etc. Declarations of 1899. One of these having expired, question of its being revived. 3. Framing of a convention relative to the laws and customs of maritime warfare, concerning The special operations of maritime warfare, such as the bombardment of ports, cities, and villages by a naval force; the laying of torpedoes, etc. The transformation of merchant vessels into war-ships. The private property of belligerents at sea. The length of time to be granted to merchant ships for their departure from ports of neutrals or of the enemy after the opening of hostilities. The rights and duties of neutrals at sea; among others, the questions of contraband, the rules applicable to belligerent vessels in neutral ports; destruction, in cases of vis major, of neutral merchant vessels captured as prizes. In the said convention to be drafted, there would be introduced the provisions relative to war on land that would also be applicable to maritime warfare. 4. Additions to be made more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236767926
  • 9781236767929