The Second American Conference on International Arbitration: Held in Washington, D.C., January 12, 1904

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Gibson Bros., 1904 - Arbitration (International law) - 169 pages
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Page 6 - Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all. Religion and morality enjoin this conduct: and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and at no distant period, a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.
Page 52 - And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks : nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more...
Page 140 - In case of a serious difference endangering the peace, the States at variance choose respectively a Power, to whom they intrust the mission of entering into direct communication with the Power chosen on the other side, with the object of preventing the rupture of pacific relations.
Page 158 - Differences which may arise of a legal nature or relating to the interpretation of treaties existing between the two Contracting Parties and which it may not have been possible to settle by diplomacy...
Page 151 - Plenipotentiary to the United States, Who, after having communicated to each other their respective Full Powers, which were found to be in due and proper form, have agreed to and concluded the following articles : ARTICLE I.
Page 139 - Sharing the opinion of the august initiator of the international peace conference that it is expedient to record in an international agreement the principles of equity and right...
Page 141 - Such reports of the Commission shall not be regarded as decisions of the questions or matters so submitted either on the facts or the law, and shall in no way have the character of an arbitral award.
Page 147 - The agents and the counsel of the parties are authorized to present orally to the Tribunal all the arguments they may consider expedient in defense of their case.
Page 142 - With the object of facilitating an immediate recourse to arbitration for international differences, which it has not been possible to settle by diplomacy, the Signatory Powers undertake to organize a permanent Court of Arbitration, accessible at all times and operating, unless otherwise stipulated by the parties, in accordance with the Rules of Procedure inserted in the present Convention.
Page 146 - They are only public if it be so decided by the Tribunal, with the assent of the parties.

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