Report of French-Venezuelan Mixed Claims Commission of 1902

Report of French-Venezuelan Mixed Claims Commission of 1902

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...the French commissioner, it is culpable negligence in the case of such an important amount, subject, according to the codes of laws of all countries, to suffer the consequences of the abandonment of property or private rights, and such consequences arc to bo declared by tho courts to luivo lapsed or to be nonexistent. Such was the case in the matter of the claim of Tomas Massiani before the mixed commission of 1888-1890, which released the Venezuelan Government from the payment of the amount claimed and definitely settled all further controversy in the matter. Before coming to a close I wish to rectify the statement made by by learned colleague in his opinion, that during our discussion I had stated that I should have been disposed to grant an indemnification equal to the amount shown by the balance sheet of 1890, if the parties concerned had entered a new claim based on the refusal of the Government to deliver the document which had been asked for. There exists, no doubt, a misunderstanding of what I may have said to my learned colleague in reference to the faulty presentation of the claim, such as it had been made, as I must have limited myself to saying that a new claim based upon the fact of the refusal of the Venezuelan Government to deliver a decisice document, which, it could be established, was deliberatelg withheld from a creditor, might have been admissible on the part of the Massiani heirs, putting aside the question of nationality, and in that case such claim might have been for an indemnification for damages, as in such form it did not conflict with the validity of the sentence of the mixed commission of 1888-1890, which is beyond our commission. Between such a statement made during our discussion and to admit as established the...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669525
  • 9781236669520