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of international relations. They showed on a large scale that international cooperation as possible, and they created institutions-imperfect it may be, as is the work of human hands,—which, when improved in the light of experience, will both by themselves and by the force of their example promote the administration of justice and the betterment of mankind.
JAMES BROWN SCOTT,
Director of the Division of International Law.
Opening address by his Excellency Mr. de Beaufort, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Reading of a letter from Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands
Designation of the Drafting Committee of the Final Act of the Conference
ANNEX. Report of Mr. L. Renault, in the name of the Second Commission .
Filing and adoption of the report of the Second Commission (regulation of the laws
Adoption of a vou expressed by the first delegate of Luxemburg, relative to the ques-
Adoption of a vau relative to the bombardment of undefended ports.
Declaration of abstention of Sir J. Pauncefote, first delegate of England
Adoption of a vœu relative to the revision of the Geneva Convention .
Discussion of a vau presented by the delegation of the United States relative to the
inviolability of private property in time of naval war
Address of Mr. White, first delegate of the United States
Adoption of the vau relative to the reference to a subsequent Conference of the
Nomination of new members of the Drafting Committee of the Final Act
ANNEX I. Report of Mr. Rolin, in the name of the Second Commission
Thanks of His Majesty the Emperor of Russia for the condolence transmitted by the
Conference on the occasion of the death of His Imperial Highness the Grand
Examination of the report of the First Commission
Discussion of this proposal (Messrs. Gilinsky, van Karnebeek, den Beer Poortugael)
Rejection of the proposal of Captain Crozier
Adoption of the report of the First Commission
ANNEX. Report of Mr. van Karnebeek, in the name of the First Commission
Filing and adoption of the report of the Third Commission (pacific settlement of
Adoption of the modification of Article 53 . .
Oral report of Mr. Renault in the name of the Drafting Committee of the Final Act. 101