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TREATIES AND CONVENTIONS.

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Convention between the United Statve and Certain Povers for the

pacific settlement of international disputes. Signed at The Hague July 29, 1899; ratification advised by the Senate February 5, 1900; ratified by the President of the United States April 7, 1900; ratification deposited with the Vetherlands Government September 4, 1900; proclaimed November 1, 1901.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.

Whereas a Convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes was concluded and signed on July 29, 1899, by the Plenipotentiaries of the United States of America, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Belgium, China, Denmark, Spain, the United Mexican States, France, Great Britain and Ireland, Greece, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Persia, Portugal, Roumania, Russia, Servia, Siam, Sweden and Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Bulgaria, the original of which Convention, in the French language, is word for word as follows:

CONVENTION POUR LE REGLEMENT

PACIFIQUE DES CONFLITS INTER-
NATIONAUX.

[Translation.]
Sa Majesté l'Empereur d'Alle- His Majesty the Emperor of Ger Contracting parties

magne, Roi de Prusse; Sa Majesté many, King of Prussia; His Majl'Empereur d'Autriche, Roi de esty the Emperor of Austria, Bohême etc. et Roi Apostolique King of Bohemia etc. and Aposde Hongrie; Sa Majesté le Roi des tolic King of Hungary; His MajBelges; Sa Majesté l'Empereur esty the King of the Belgians; de Chine; Sa Majesté le Roi de His Majesty the Emperor of Danemark; Sa Majesté le Roi China; His Majesty the King of d'Espagne et en Son Nom Sa Ma Denmark; His Majesty the King jesté la Reine-Régente du Roy of Spain and in His Name Her aume; le Président des Etats

Majesty the Queen Regent of Unis d'Amérique; le Président the Kingdom; the President of des Etats-Unis Mexicains; le the United States of America; Président de la République Fran

the President of the United çaise; Sa Majesté la Reine du Mexican States; the President of Royaume-Uni de la Grande Bre the French Republic; Her Majtagne et d'Irlande, Impératrice esty the Queen of the United des Indes; Sa Majesté le Roi des Kingdom of Great Britain and Hellenes; Sa Majesté le Roi Ireland, Empress of India; His d'Italie; Sa Majesté l'Empereur Majesty the King of the Heldu Japon; Son Altesse Royale lenes; His Majesty the King of le Grand-Duc de Luxembourg, Italy; His Majesty the Emperor

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Duc de Nassau; Son Altesse le of Japan; His Royal Highness
Prince de Monténégro; Sa Ma the Grand Duke of Luxemburg,
jesté la Reine des Pays-Bas; Sa Duke of Nassau; His Highness
Majesté Impériale le Schah de the Prince of Montenegro; Her
Perse; Sa Majesté le Roi de Por Majesty the Queen of the Neth-
tugal et des Algarves etc.; Sa erlands; His Imperial Majesty
Majesté le Roi de Roumanie; Sa the Shah of Persia; His Majesty
Majesté l'Empereur de Toutes the King of Portugal and of the
les Russies; Sa Majesté le Roi Algarves etc.; His Majesty the
de Serbie; Sa Majesté le Roi King of Roumania; His Majesty
de Siam; Sa Majesté le Roi de the Emperor of all the Russias;
Suède et de Norvège; le Conseil His Majesty the King of Servia;
Fédéral Suisse; Sa Majesté l'Em His Majesty the King of Siam;
pereur des Ottomans et Son

His Majesty the King of Swe-
Altesse Royale le Prince de Bul den and Norway; the Swiss Fed-
garie

eral Council; His Majesty the
Emperor of the Ottomans and
His Royal Highness the Prince

of Bulgaria Purpose of conven

Animés de la ferme volonté de Animated by a strong desire to
concourir au maintien de la paix concert for the maintenance of the
générale;

general peace;
Résolus à favoriser de tous leurs Resolved to second by their best
efforts le règlement aimable des efforts the friendly settlement of
conflits internationaux;

international disputes;
Reconnaissant la solidarité qui Recognizing the solidarity
unit les membres de la société des which unites the members of the
nations civilisées;

society of civilized nations; Voulant étendre l'empire du Desirous of extending the emdroit et fortifier le sentiment de la pire of law, and of strengthening justice internationale;

the appreciation of international

justice;
Convaincus que l'institution per Convinced that the permanent
manente d'une juridiction arbi- institution of a Court of Arbitra-
trale, accessible à tous, au sein des tion, accessible to all, in the midst
Puissances indépendantes peut con- of the independent Powers, will
tribuer efficacement à ce résultat; contribute effectively to this re-

sult;
Considérant les avantages d'une Having regard to the advan-
organisation générale et régulière tages attending the general and
de la procédure arbitrale;

regular organization of arbitral

procedure;
Estimant avec l'Auguste Initia Sharing the opinion of the au-
teur de la Conférence Internatio- gust Initiator of the International
nale de la Paix qu'il importe de Peace Conference that it is expe-
consacrer dans un accord interna- dient to record in an international
tional les principes d'équité et de Agreement the principles of equity
droit sur lesquels reposent la sé- and right on which are based the
curité des Etats et le bien-être des security of States and the welfare
Peuples;

of peoples;
Désirant conclure une Conven Being desirous of concluding a
tion à cet effet ont nommé pour Convention to this effect, have ap-
Leurs plénipotentiares, savoir: pointed as their plenipotentiaries,

to-wit:
Plenipotentiaries. SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR D'AL His MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF
LEMAGNE, ROI DE PRUSSE:

GERMANY, KING OF PRUSSIA:
Son Excellence le COMTE DE His Excellency COUNT DE
MÜNSTER, Prince de Derneburg, MONSTER, Prince of Derneburg,

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