Termination of War and Treaties of Peace

Termination of War and Treaties of Peace

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of military occupation, as now established, imposes numerous restrictions on the conduct of an occupant; but if he is unscrupulous he can--though seemingly observing the letter of that law--deal death and destruction in the country in which he has temporarily settled. "Military necessity" can be made to cover many violations of the spirit of law and order--not to mention breaches of literal injunctions--and many outrages against humanity and civilization. With the "gaping wounds" and the dire heritage left by war in general we are not here concerned. It may be added that in order to enforce observance of the laws and customs of land warfare, the Hague Convention of 19073 has introduced a special sanction: that when all the belligerents are parties to the convention they will be liable to pay compensation, if the case demands, for violating the regulations respecting those laws and customs; and they are held responsible for all acts committed by members of their armed forces. ' Cf. Vattel, liv. iv. ch. 30, 31. ' La guerre greco-turque, p. 164. 3 No. IV. Art. 3. In some cases the restitution of captured movable property is also stipulated, e.g. in the treaties of Paris, 1783, between Great Britain and the United States (things taken from individuals); The Hague, 1795, between France and Holland property. (property in general); Bale, 1795, between France and Spain (all property that had been confiscated); Campo Formio, 1797, between France and the Emperor (sequestrations that had been imposed on the property of individuals reciprocally removed); Paris, 1810, between France and Sweden (sequestered vessels restored); Paris, July 20, 1814, between France and Spain--one of the treaties belonging to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236798244
  • 9781236798244