Elements Of International Law And Laws Of War

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byHenry Wager Halleck

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... nence to one treaty above another. The custom, once generally received, of swearing to treaties, has now entirely passed away. The most modern example of the use of the oath, was in the alliance between France and Switzerland, in 1777. §4. Use of asseverations. Asseverations are sometimes used in engagements or treaties between sovereigns; such as, we promise in the most sacred manner ; with good faith ; solemnly; irrevocably; and pledge our royal words, etc. These are now regarded as mere forms of expression, showing that the parties entered into the engagement with reflection, deliberation, and a full knowledge of what they were doing. The words added nothing to the obligation of the treaty. But the formal and deliberate manner in which treaties are now made and ratified, render such forms of expression entirely superfluous. § 5. Attempts of the popes to annul the obligations of treaties. The popes at one time claimed the authority to absolve sovereigns from their engagements and to annul the obligations of treaties, under whatsoever solemnities they might be contracted. Vattel mentions a number of instances where, he says, they have undertaken to break the treaties of sovereigns, " to unloose a contracting power from his engagements, and to absolve him from the oaths by which he had confirmed them." But no such assumption of power would be recognized in the present age. § 6. Guarantees and sureties. To secure the fulfillment of treaties, guarantees and sureties have sometimes been given by the contracting parties. We have discussed these in a former chapter. § 7. Dissolution and termination of treaties. Treaties may be dissolved, or their stipulations may terminate in various ways. Some expire by their own limitation, while others are term...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... nence to one treaty above another. The custom, once generally received, of swearing to treaties, has now entirely passed away. The mo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217947174

ISBN - 13:9780217947176

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