A Handbook of Public International Law

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Macmillan, 1901 - International law - 171 pages
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Page 109 - French school of historical scholars, at the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century...
Page 152 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war. 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag. 4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective; that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the coast of the enemy.
Page 131 - Neutrality has been well defined as " the condition of those States which in time of war take no part in the contest, but continue pacific intercourse with the belligerents.
Page 85 - ... one hand, that good faith is a duty incumbent on states as well as individuals, and on the other, that no age can be so wise and good as to make its treaties the rules for all succeeding time.
Page 39 - Law defines independence as the right of a state to manage all its affairs, whether external or internal, without interference from other states, as long as it respects the corresponding right possessed by each fully-sovereign member of the family of nations.
Page 92 - Int. Law (London, 1884), says : ' When a community, not being a state in the eye of international law, resorts to hostilities, it may, in respect of war, be endowed with the rights and subjected to the obligations of a state if other powers accord it what is called recognition of belligerency. Neutral powers should not do this * * * unless it affect by the struggle the interests of the recognizing state. If the struggle is maritime, recognition is almost a necessity. The controversy of 1861 illustrates...
Page 58 - In view of the public importance of the questions raised by their petitions and of the duty which rests on the courts, in time of war as well as in time of peace, to preserve unimpaired the constitutional safeguards of civil liberty, and because in our opinion the public interest required that we consider and decide those questions without any avoidable delay, we directed that petitioners...
Page 94 - war is a relation of state to state, and not of individual to individual. Between two or more belligerent nations the private persons of whom those nations are composed are only enemies by accident ; they are not so as men, they are not even so as citizens, they are so only as soldiers V The thority— writers; 1 Grotius, lib.
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Page 84 - We can hardly venture to go beyond the statements that ordinary words must be taken in an ordinary sense and technical words in a technical sense, and that doubtful sentences and expressions should be interpreted by the context, so as to make the treaty homogeneous and not self-contradictory.

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