Soviet Russia Volume 7

Soviet Russia Volume 7

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...to the General Headquarters at Manila, Philippine Islands, for review. It is the 26th day of June, 1920, undoubtedly a warm afternoon, and the General reviewing the court-martial and; the sentence is apparently displeased. It may be-with Karachun's case, or with the weather, or both. Before the officer lie many learned tomes or international and military laws, and he reads some passages which throw an unpleasant light on the case. For instance, says one of the volumes, that--"In 1907, the United States, together with forty other nations assembled at the Hague Conference, signed a Convention one of whose sections provides: "'A belligerent is forbidden to compel the nationals of the hostile party to take part in the operations of war directed against their own country, even if they were in the belligerent's service before the commencement of war.' Second Conference of Hague, Convention No. 4 of 1917, Section 23 '(h). Cf: American Journal of International Law, (1908), Vol. 2, Part 1, p. 71; also 'Leading Cases on International Law, ' (3rd ed.), Part 2, p. 490. "Wheaton interprets this provision as follows: "'The operations referred to are clearly of a more comprehensive character than 'military operations' They would include service in all kinds of work that are immediately or will be subsequently useful to the belligerent in the carrying on of the war. It is unlawful to force enemy subjects to build fortifications, to dig trenches, to manufacture war materials, etc' Wheaton, 'International Law', (5th ed.) p. 503, cf. also p. 462. "This provision enacts a cardinal principle of international law that was first formulated by the Declaration of St. Petersburg in 1868 and has ever since received the unanimous and...show more

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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784634
  • 9781236784636