Lectures on International Law: Delivered in the Middle Temple Hall to the Students of the Inns of Court

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Stevens and Sons, 1874 - 136 páginas

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Página 43 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise and in the arrangements by which they may terminate the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Página 92 - ... believe that the same shall or will be employed in the military or naval service of any foreign State at war with any friendly State; or 4.
Página 92 - Where any ship is built by order of or on behalf of any foreign state when at war with a friendly state, or is delivered to or to the order of such foreign state, or any person who to the knowledge of the person building is an agent of such foreign state, or is paid for by such foreign state or such agent, and is employed in the military...
Página 111 - ... not to deliver occasional and shifting opinions to serve present purposes of particular national interest, but to administer with indifference that justice which the law of nations holds out, without distinction, to independent States, some happening to be neutral and some to be belligerent.
Página 86 - To preserve the commerce of neutrals from all unnecessary obstruction Her Majesty is willing, for the present, to waive a part of the belligerent rights appertaining to her by the law of nations.
Página 43 - That we should consider any attempt on the part of European powers to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety...
Página 86 - Majesty's intention to claim the confiscation of neutral property, not being contraband of war, found on board enemy's ships ; and her Majesty further declares, that being anxious to lessen as much as possible, the evils of war, and to restrict its operations to the regularly organized forces of the country; it is not her present intention to issue letters of marque for the commissioning of privateers.
Página 111 - It is to be recollected that this is a court of the law of nations, though sitting here under the authority of the King of Great Britain. It belongs to other nations as well as to our own ; and what foreigners have a right to demand from it is the administration of the law of nations, simply and exclusively of the introduction of principles borrowed from our own municipal jurisprudence.
Página 92 - ... any person who to the knowledge of the person building is an agent of such foreign state, or is paid for by such foreign state or such agent, and is employed in the military or naval service of such foreign state, such ship shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been built with a view to being so employed, and the burden shall lie on the builder of such ship of proving that he did not know that the ship was intended to be so employed in the military or naval service of such foreign...
Página 64 - The right of war is fonnded on this, that a people, in the interests of self-conservation, or for the sake of self-defense, will, can, or ought to use force against another people. It is the relation of things, and not of persons, which constitutes war ; it is the relation of state to state, and not of individual to individual. Between two or more belligerent nations, the private persons of which these nations consist are enemies only by accident ; they are not such as men, they are not even as citizens,...

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