The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences: Plenary meetings of the conference. vol. II. Meetings of the first commission. vol. III. Meetings of the second, third and fourth commissions.- the conferences of 1899 and 1907, index

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James Brown Scott
Oxford University Press, 1920
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ANNEX Report of Mr van Karnebeek in the name of the First Commission
Declaration of Doctor Zorn in the name of the German Government
Eighth Meeting July 27 1899
Ninth Meeting July 28 1899
Reading of a letter from Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands to His Holi
Final Act of the Conference
Convention for the adaptation to maritime warfare of the principles of the Geneva
Declaration relative to the prohibition of balls which expand in the human body
First Meeting May 18 1899
Distribution of the work
Third Meeting June 1 1899
Fourth Meeting June 23 1899
Address of Chevalier Descamps president of the committee
Address of Mirza Riza Khan ArfaudDovleh first delegate of Persia
Declaration of Mr Miyatovitch first delegate of Serbia
Address of Mr Bille first delegate of Denmark
Seventh Meeting July 25 1899
Declaration made by Captain Mahan in the name of the Government of the United
Declarations of the different delegations upon the proposal of Colonel Gilinsky
Question of cannon Vote on the Russian proposal
Third Meeting May 23 1899
Fourth Meeting June 7 1899
Sixth Meeting June 26 1899
Question of diving torpedo boats or submarines
Fifth Meeting June 16 1899
Examination of the report of the first subcommission Red Cross presented
Designation of the commissions and their bureaus
Proposals of Captain Mahan
Fourth Meeting July 5 1899
ANNEX Table of the division of delegates into commissions
ANNEX Report of Mr Rolin
Second group religious and sanitary personnel etc

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Page 263 - Until a more complete code of the laws of war has been issued, the High Contracting Parties deem it expedient to declare that, in cases not included in the Regulations adopted by them, the inhabitants and the belligerents remain under the protection and the rule of the principles of the law of nations, as they result from the usages established among civilized peoples, from the laws of humanity, and the dictates of the public conscience.
Page 604 - Independently of this recourse, the contracting powers deem it expedient and desirable that one or more powers, strangers to the dispute, should, on their own initiative and as far as circumstances may allow, offer their good offices or mediation to the states at variance. Powers strangers to the dispute have the right to offer good offices or mediation even during the course of hostilities. The exercise of this right can never be regarded by either of the parties in dispute as an unfriendly act.
Page 158 - Powers deem it expedient and desirable that the parties who have not been able to come to an agreement by means of diplomacy should, as far as circumstances allow, institute an International Commission of Inquiry, to facilitate a solution of these disputes by elucidating the facts by means of an impartial and conscientious investigation.
Page 100 - ... to require the United States of America to depart from its traditional policy of not intruding upon, interfering with, or entangling itself in the political questions of policy or internal administration of any foreign state; nor shall anything contained in the said convention be construed to imply a relinquishment by the United States of its traditional attitude toward purely American questions.
Page 578 - The authority of the legitimate power having in fact passed into the hands of the occupant, the latter shall take all the measures in his power to restore, and ensure, as far as possible, public order and safety, while respecting, unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country.
Page 119 - Powers as the most effective, and, at the same time, the most equitable means of settling disputes which diplomacy has failed to settle.
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Page 681 - If the votes are equally divided, the choice of the Umpire is intrusted to a third Power, selected by the parties by common accord. If an agreement is not arrived at on this subject, each party selects a different Power, and the choice of the Umpire is made in concert by the Powers thus selected. If, within two months...
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