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1907 Convention for the mediation even during the If it takes place after the Part III.

International
Pacific Settlement of course of hostilities. commencement of Commissions of Inquiry
International Disputes hostilities, the military
The exercise of this right can operations in progress are Article 9
Part I. The maintenance of never be regarded by either not interrupted in the
General Peace of the parties in dispute as absence of an agreement to In disputes of an
an unfriendly act. the contrary. international nature
Article 1 involving neither honour nor
Article 4 Article 8 vital interests, and arising
With a view to obviating as from a difference of opinion
far as possible recourse to The part of the mediator The Contracting Powers are on points of facts, the
force in the relations consists in reconciling the agreed in recommending the Contracting Powers deem it
between States, the opposing claims and application, when expedient and desirable that
Contracting Powers agree to appeasing the feelings of circumstances allow, of the parties who have not
use their best efforts to resentment which may have special mediation in the been able to come to an
ensure the pacific settlement arisen between the States at following form: agreement by means of
of international differences. variance. diplomacy, should, as far as
In case of a serious circumstances allow,
Part II. Good Offices and Article 5 difference endangering institute an International
Mediation peace, the States at variance Commission of Inquiry, to
The functions of the choose respectively a Power, facilitate a solution of these
Article 2 mediator are at an end when to which they intrust the disputes by elucidating the
once it is declared, either by mission of entering into facts by means of an
In case of serious one of the parties to the direct communication with impartial and conscientious
disagreement or dispute, dispute or by the mediator the Power chosen on the investigation.
before an appeal to arms, himself, that the means of other side, with the object of
the Contracting Powers reconciliation proposed by preventing the rupture of Article 10
agree to have recourse, as him are not accepted. pacific relations.
far as circumstances allow, International Commissions of
to the good offices or Article 6 For the period of this Inquiry are constituted by
mediation of one or more mandate, the term of which, special agreement between
friendly Powers. Good offices and mediation unless otherwise stipulated, the parties in dispute.
undertaken either at the cannot exceed thirty days,
Article 3 request of the parties in the States in dispute cease The Inquiry convention
dispute or on the initiative of from all direct defines the facts to be
Independently of this Powers strangers to the communication on the examined; it determines the
recourse, the Contracting dispute have exclusively the subject of the dispute, which mode and time in which the
Powers deem it expedient character of advice, and is regarded as referred Commission is to be formed
and desirable that one or never have binding force. exclusively to the mediating and the extent of the powers
more Powers, strangers to Powers, which must use their of the Commissioners.
the dispute, should, on their Article 7 best efforts to settle it.
own initiative and as far as It also determines, if there is
circumstances may alow, The acceptance of mediation In case of a definite rupture need, where the Commission
offer their good offices or cannot, unless there be an of pacific relations, these is to sit, and whether it may
mediation to the States at agreement to the contrary, Powers are charged with the remove to another place, the
variance. have the effect of joint task of taking language the Commission
interrupting, delaying, or advantage of any shall use and the languages
Powers strangers to the hindering mobilization or opportunity to restore the use of which shall be
dispute have the right to other measures of peace. authorized before it, as well
offer good offices or preparation for war. as the date on which each
party must deposit its
statement of facts, and, filling the vacancy as was shall subsequently be Powers, to move temporarily
generally speaking, all the followed for appointing him. transferred to the to any place where it
conditions upon which the International Bureau at The considers it may be useful to
parties have agreed. Article 14 Hague. have recourse to this means
of inquiry or to send one or
If the parties consider it The parties are entitled to Article 17 more of its members.
necessary to appoint appoint special agents to Permission must be obtained
Assessors, the Convention of attend the Commission of In order to facilitate the from the State on whose
Inquiry shall determine the Inquiry, whose duty it is to constitution and working of territory it is proposed to
mode of their selection and represent them and to act as Commissions of Inquiry, the hold the inquiry.
the extent of their powers. intermediaries between Contracting Powers
them and the Commission. recommend the following Article 21
Article 11 rules, which shall be
They are further authorized applicable to the inquiry Every investigation, and
If the Inquiry Convention has to engage counsel or procedure in so far as the every examination of a
not determined where the advocates, appointed by parties do not adopt other locality, must be made in the
Commission is to sit, it will sit themselves, to state their rules. presence of the agents and
at The Hague. case and uphold their counsel of the parties or
interests before the Article 18 after they have been duly
The place of meeting, once Commission. summoned.
fixed, cannot be altered by The Commission shall settle
the Commission except with Article 15 the details of the procedure Article 22
the assent of the parties. not covered by the special
The International Bureau of Inquiry Convention or the The Commission is entitled
If the Inquiry Convention has the Permanent Court of present Convention, and to ask from either party for
not determined what Arbitration acts as registry shall arrange all the such explanations and
languages are to be for the Commissions which formalities required for information as it considers
employed, the question shall sit at The Hague, and shall dealing with the evidence. necessary.
be decided by the place its offices and staff at
Commission. the disposal of the Article 19 Article 23
Contracting Powers for the
Article 12 use of the Commission of On the inquiry both sides The parties undertake to
Inquiry. must be heard. supply the Commission of
Unless an undertaking is Inquiry, as fully as they may
made to the contrary, Article 16 At the dates fixed, each party think possible, with all means
Commissions of Inquiry shall communicates to the and facilities necessary to
be formed in the manner If the Commission meets Commission and to the other enable it to become
determined by Articles 45 elsewhere than at The party the statements of completely acquainted with,
and 57 of the present Hague, it appoints a facts, if any, and, in all cases, and to accurately
Convention. Secretary-General, whose the instruments, papers, and understand, the facts in
office serves as registry. documents which it question.
Article 13 considers useful for
It is the function of the ascertaining the truth, as They undertake to make use
Should one of the registry, under the control of well as the list of witnesses of the means at their
Commissioners or one of the the President, to make the and experts whose evidence disposal, under their
Assessors, should there be necessary arrangements for it wishes to be heard. municipal law, to insure the
any, either die, or resign, or the sittings of the appearance of the witnesses
be unable for any reason Commission, the preparation Article 20 or experts who are in their
whatever to discharge his of the Minutes, and, while territory and have been
functions, the same the inquiry lasts, for the The Commission is entitled, summoned before the
procedure is followed for charge of the archives, which with the assent of the Commission.
the presence of the agents witness. The latter may make After the parties have
If the witnesses or experts and counsel, and in the order such alterations and presented all the
are unable to appear before fixed by the Commission. additions as he thinks explanations and evidence,
the Commission, the parties necessary, which will be and the witnesses have all
will arrange for their Article 26 recorded at the end of his been heard, the President
evidence to be taken before statement. declares the inquiry
the qualified officials of their The examination of terminated, and the
own country. witnesses is conducted by When the whole of his Commission adjourns to
the President. statement has been read to deliberate and to draw up its
Article 24 the witness, he is asked to Report.
The members of the sign it.
For all notices to be served Commission may however Article 33
by the Commission in the put to each witness Article 29
territory of a third questions which they The Report is signed by all
Contracting Power, the consider likely to throw light The agents are authorized, in the members of the
Commission shall apply on and complete his the course of or at the close Commission.
direct to the Government of evidence, or get information of the inquiry, to present in
the said Power. The same on any point concerning the writing to the Commission If one of the members
rule applies in the case of witness within the limits of and to the other party such refuses to sign, the fact is
steps being taken on the what is necessary in order to statements, requisitions, or mentioned; but the validity
spot to procure evidence. get at the truth. summaries of the facts as of the Report is not affected.
they consider useful for
The requests for this purpose The agents and counsel of ascertaining the truth. Article 34
are to be executed so far as the parties may not interrupt
the means at the disposal of the witness when he is Article 30 The Report of the
the Power applied to under making his statement, nor Commission is read at a
its municipal law allow. They put any direct question to The Commission considers its public sitting, the agents and
cannot be rejected unless him, but they may ask the decisions in private and the counsel of the parties being
the Power in question President to put such proceedings are secret. present or duly summoned.
considers they are calculated additional questions to the
to impair its sovereign rights witness as they think All questions are decided by A copy of the Report is given
or its safety. expedient. a majority of the members of to each party.
the Commission.
The Commission will equally Article 27 Article 35
be always entitled to act If a member declines to vote,
through the Power on whose The witness must give his the fact must be recorded in The Report of the
territory it sits. evidence without being the Minutes. Commission is limited to a
allowed to read any written statement of facts, and has
Article 25 draft. He may, however, be Article 31 in no way the character of an
permitted by the President Award. It leaves to the
The witnesses and experts to consult notes or The sittings of the parties entire freedom as to
are summoned on the documents if the nature of Commission are not public, the effect to be given to the
request of the parties or by the facts referred to nor the Minutes and statement.
the Commission of its own necessitates their documents connected with
motion, and, in every case, employment. the inquiry published except Article 36
through the Government of in virtue of a decision of the
the State in whose territory Article 28 Commission taken with the Each party pays its own
they are. consent of the parties. expenses and an equal share
A Minute of the evidence of of the expenses incurred by
The witnesses are heard in the witness is drawn up Article 32 the Commission.
succession and separately in forthwith and read to the
Part IV. International It may embrace any dispute Bureau to the knowledge of
Arbitration or only disputes of a certain Article 43 the Contracting Powers.
category.
Chapter I. The System of The Permanent Court sits at Two or more Powers may
Arbitration Article 40 The Hague. agree on the selection in
common of one or more
Article 37 Independently of general or An International Bureau Members.
private Treaties expressly serves as registry for the
International arbitration has stipulating recourse to Court. It is the channel for The same person can be
for its object the settlement arbitration as obligatory on communications relative to selected by different Powers.
of disputes between States the Contracting Powers, the the meetings of the Court; it The Members of the Court
by Judges of their own said Powers reserve to has charge of the archives are appointed for a term of
choice and on the basis of themselves the right of and conducts all the six years. These
respect for law. concluding new Agreements, administrative business. appointments are
general or particular, with a renewable.
Recourse to arbitration view to extending The Contracting Powers
implies an engagement to compulsory arbitration to all undertake to communicate Should a Member of the
submit in good faith to the cases which they may to the Bureau, as soon as Court die or resign, the same
Award. consider it possible to submit possible, a certified copy of procedure is followed for
to it. any conditions of arbitration filling the vacancy as was
Article 38 arrived at between them and followed for appointing him.
Chapter II. The Permanent of any Award concerning In this case the appointment
In questions of a legal Court of Arbitration them delivered by a special is made for a fresh period of
nature, and especially in the Tribunal. six years.
interpretation or application Article 41
of International Conventions, They likewise undertake to Article 45
arbitration is recognized by With the object of facilitating communicate to the Bureau
the Contracting Powers as an immediate recourse to the laws, regulations, and When the Contracting
the most effective, and, at arbitration for international documents eventually Powers wish to have
the same time, the most differences, which it has not showing the execution of the recourse to the Permanent
equitable means of settling been possible to settle by Awards given by the Court. Court for the settlement of a
disputes which diplomacy diplomacy, the Contracting difference which has arisen
has failed to settle. Powers undertake to Article 44 between them, the
maintain the Permanent Arbitrators called upon to
Consequently, it would be Court of Arbitration, as Each Contracting Power form the Tribunal with
desirable that, in disputes established by the First selects four persons at the jurisdiction to decide this
about the above-mentioned Peace Conference, accessible most, of known competency difference must be chosen
questions, the Contracting at all times, and operating, in questions of international from the general list of
Powers should, if the case unless otherwise stipulated law, of the highest moral Members of the Court.
arose, have recourse to by the parties, in accordance reputation, and disposed to
arbitration, in so far as with the rules of procedure accept the duties of Failing the direct agreement
circumstances permit. inserted in the present Arbitrator. of the parties on the
Convention. composition of the
Article 39 The persons thus elected are Arbitration Tribunal, the
Article 42 inscribed, as Members of the following course shall be
The Arbitration Convention is Court, in a list which shall be pursued:
concluded for questions The Permanent Court is notified to all the Contracting
already existing or for competent for all arbitration Powers by the Bureau. Each party appoints two
questions which may arise cases, unless the parties Arbitrators, of whom one
eventually. agree to institute a special Any alteration in the list of only can be its national or
Tribunal. Arbitrators is brought by the chosen from among the
persons selected by it as The Bureau makes the Court, can only be regarded render valid the discussions
Members of the Permanent necessary arrangements for as friendly actions. of the Council. The decisions
Court. These Arbitrators the meeting. are taken by a majority of
together choose an Umpire. In case of dispute between votes.
The members of the two Powers, one of them can
If the votes are equally Tribunal, in the exercise of always address to the The Council communicates
divided, the choice of the their duties and out of their International Bureau a note to the Contracting Powers
Umpire is intrusted to a third own country, enjoy containing a declaration that without delay the regulations
Power, selected by the diplomatic privileges and it would be ready to submit adopted by it. It furnishes
parties by common accord. immunities. the dispute to arbitration. them with an annual Report
on the labours of the Court,
If an agreement is not Article 47 The Bureau must at once the working of the
arrived at on this subject inform the other Power of administration, and the
each party selects a different The Bureau is authorized to the declaration. expenditure. The Report
Power, and the choice of the place its offices and staff at likewise contains a
Umpire is made in concert by the disposal of the Article 49 résumé of what is
the Powers thus selected. Contracting Powers for the important in the documents
use of any special Board of The Permanent comunicated to the Bureau
If, within two months' time, Arbitration. Administrative Council, by the Powers in virtue of
these two Powers cannot composed of the Diplomatic Article 43, paragraphs 3 and
come to an agreement, each The jurisdiction of the Representatives of the 4.
of them presents two Permanent Court may, Contracting Powers
candidates taken from the within the conditions laid accredited to The Hague and Article 50
list of Members of the down in the regulations, be of the Netherland Minister
Permanent Court, exclusive extended to disputes for Foreign Affairs, who will The expenses of the Bureau
of the members selected by between non- Contracting act as President, is charged shall be borne by the
the parties and not being Powers or between with the direction and Contracting Powers in the
nationals of either of them. Contracting Powers and non- control of the International proportion fixed for the
Drawing lots determines Contracting Powers, if the Bureau. International Bureau of the
which of the candidates thus parties are agreed on Universal Postal Union.
presented shall be Umpire. recourse to this Tribunal. The Council settles its rules
of procedure and all other The expenses to be charged
Article 46 Article 48 necessary regulations. to the adhering Powers shall
be reckoned from the date
The Tribunal being thus The Contracting Powers It decides all questions of on which their adhesion
composed, the parties notify consider it their duty, if a administration which may comes into force.
to the Bureau their serious dispute threatens to arise with regard to the
determination to have break out between two or operations of the Court. Chapter III. Arbitration
recourse to the Court, the more of them, to remind Procedure
text of their `Compromis', these latter that the It has entire control over the
and the names of the Permanent Court is open to appointment, suspension, or Article 51
Arbitrators. them. dismissal of the officials and
employés of the Bureau. With a view to encouraging
The Bureau communicates Consequently, they declare the development of
without delay to each that the fact of reminding It fixes the payments and arbritation, the Contracting
Arbitrator the 'Compromis', the parties at variance of the salaries, and controls the Powers have agreed on the
and the names of the other provisions of the present general expenditure. following rules, which are
members of the Tribunal. Convention, and the advice applicable to arbitration
given to them, in the highest At meetings duly summoned procedure, unless other rules
The Tribunal assembles at interests of peace, to have the presence of nine have been agreed on by the
the date fixed by the parties. recourse to the Permanent members is sufficient to parties.
concluded or renewed after The duties of Arbitrator may functions, the same
Article 52 the present Convention has be conferred on one procedure is followed for
come into force, and Arbitrator alone or on filling the vacancy as was
The Powers which have providing for a 'Compromis' several Arbitrators selected followed for appointing him.
recourse to arbitration sign a in all disputes and not either by the parties as they please,
'Compromis', in which the explicitly or implicitly or chosen by them from the Article 60
subject of the dispute is excluding the settlement of Members of the Permanent
clearly defined, the time the 'Compromis' from the Court of Arbitration The Tribunal sits at The
allowed for appointing competence of the Court. established by the present Hague, unless some other
Arbitrators, the form, order, Recourse cannot, however, Convention. place is selected by the
and time in which the be had to the Court if the parties.
communication referred to other party declares that in Failing the constitution of
in Article 63 must be made, its opinion the dispute does the Tribunal by direct The Tribunal can only sit in
and the amount of the sum not belong to the category of agreement between the the territory of a third Power
which each party must disputes which can be parties, the course referred with the latter's consent.
deposit in advance to defray submitted to compulsory to in Article 45, paragraphs 3
the expenses. arbitration, unless the Treaty to 6, is followed. The place of meeting once
of Arbitration confers upon fixed cannot be altered by
The 'Compromis' likewise the Arbitration Tribunal the Article 56 the Tribunal, except with the
defines, if there is occasion, power of deciding this consent of the parties.
the manner of appointing preliminary question. When a Sovereign or the
Arbitrators, any special Chief of a State is chosen as Article 61
powers which may 2. A dispute arising from Arbitrator, the arbitration
eventually belong to the contract debts claimed from procedure is settled by him. If the question as to what
Tribunal, where it shall meet, one Power by another Power languages are to be used has
the language it shall use, and as due to its nationals, and Article 57 not been settled by the
the languages the for the settlement of which 'Compromis', it shall be
employment of which shall the offer of arbitration has The Umpire is President of decided by the Tribunal.
be authorized before it, and, been accepted. This the Tribunal ex officio.
generally speaking, all the arrangement is not Article 62
conditions on which the applicable if acceptance is When the Tribunal does not
parties are agreed. subject to the condition that include an Umpire, it The parties are entitled to
the 'Compromis' should be appoints its own President. appoint special agents to
Article 53 settled in some other way. attend the Tribunal to act as
Article 58 intermediaries between
The Permanent Court is Article 54 themselves and the Tribunal.
competent to settle the When the 'Compromis' is
'Compromis', if the parties In the cases contemplated in settled by a Commission, as They are further authorized
are agreed to have recourse the preceding Article, the contemplated in Article 54, to retain for the defence of
to it for the purpose. 'Compromis' shall be settled and in the absence of an their rights and interests
by a Commission consisting agreement to the contrary, before the Tribunal counsel
It is similarly competent, of five members selected in the Commission itself shall or advocates appointed by
even if the request is only the manner arranged for in form the Arbitration themselves for this purpose.
made by one of the parties, Article 45, paragraphs 3 to 6. Tribunal.
when all attempts to reach The Members of the
an understanding through The fifth member is Article 59 permanent Court may not
the diplomatic channel have President of the Commission act as agents, counsel, or
failed, in the case of: ex officio. Should one of the Arbitrators advocates except on behalf
either die, retire, or be of the Power which
1. A dispute covered by a Article 55 unable for any reason appointed them Members of
general Treaty of Arbitration whatever to discharge his the Court.
Unless special circumstances The Tribunal can, besides, invoked, and in applying the
Article 63 arise, the Tribunal does not require from the agents of principles of law.
meet until the pleadings are the parties the production of
As a general rule, arbitration closed. all papers, and can demand Article 74
procedure comprises two all necessary explanations. In
distinct phases: pleadings Article 66 case of refusal the Tribunal The Tribunal is entitled to
and oral discussions. takes note of it. issue rules of procedure for
The discussions are under the conduct of the case, to
The pleadings consist in the the control of the President. Article 70 decide the forms, order, and
communication by the They are only public if it be time in which each party
respective agents to the so decided by the Tribunal, The agents and the counsel must conclude its
members of the Tribunal and with the assent of the of the parties are authorized arguments, and to arrange
the opposite party of cases, parties. to present orally to the all the formalities required
counter- cases, and, if Tribunal all the arguments for dealing with the
necessary, of replies; the They are recorded in minutes they may consider expedient evidence.
parties annex thereto all drawn up by the Secretaries in defence of their case.
papers and documents called appointed by the President. Article 75
for in the case. This These minutes are signed by Article 71
communication shall be the President and by one of The parties undertake to
made either directly or the Secretaries and alone They are entitled to raise supply the Tribunal, as fully
through the intermediary of have an authentic character. objections and points. The as they consider possible,
the International Bureau, in decisions of the Tribunal on with all the information
the order and within the Article 67 these points are final and required for deciding the
time fixed by the cannot form the subject of case.
'Compromis'. After the close of the any subsequent discussion.
pleadings, the Tribunal is Article 76
The time fixed by the entitled to refuse discussion Article 72
'Compromis' may be of all new papers or For all notices which the
extended by mutual documents which one of the The members of the Tribunal Tribunal has to serve in the
agreement by the parties, or parties may wish to submit are entitled to put questions territory of a third
by the Tribunal when the to it without the consent of to the agents and counsel of Contracting Power, the
latter considers it necessary the other party. the parties, and to ask them Tribunal shall apply direct to
for the purpose of reaching a for explanations on doubtful the Government of that
just decision. Article 68 points. Power. The same rule applies
in the case of steps being
The discussions consists in The Tribunal is free to take Neither the questions put, taken to procure evidence on
the oral development before into consideration new nor the remarks made by the spot.
the Tribunal of the papers of documents to members of the Tribunal in
arguments of the parties. which its attention may be the course of the discussions, The requests for this purpose
drawn by the agents or can be regarded as an are to be executed as far as
Article 64 counsel of the parties. expression of opinion by the the means at the disposal of
Tribunal in general or by its the Power applied to under
A certified copy of every In this case, the Tribunal has members in particular. its municipal law allow. They
document produced by one the right to require the cannot be rejected unless
party must be production of these papers Article 73 the Power in question
communicated to the other or documents, but is obliged considers them calculated to
party. to make them known to the The Tribunal is authorized to impair its own sovereign
opposite party. declare its competence in rights or its safety.
Article 65 interpreting the
Article 69 'Compromis', as well as the The Court will equally be
other Treaties which may be always entitled to act
through the Power on whose Any dispute arising between The Award is not binding of them proposes two
territory it sits. the parties as to the except on the parties in candidates taken from the
interpretation and execution dispute. general list of the Members
Article 77 of the Award shall, in the of the Permanent Court
absence of an Agreement to When it concerns the exclusive of the members
When the agents and the contrary, be submitted interpretation of a appointed by either of the
counsel of the parties have to the Tribunal which Convention to which Powers parties and not being
submitted all the pronounced it. other than those in dispute nationals of either of them;
explanations and evidence in are parties, they shall inform which of the candidates thus
support of their case the Article 83 all the Signatory Powers in proposed shall be the
President shall declare the good time. Each of these Umpire is determined by lot.
discussion closed. The parties can reserve in Powers is entitled to
the 'Compromis' the right to intervene in the case. If one The Umpire presides over
Article 78 demand the revision of the or more avail themselves of the Tribunal, which gives its
Award. this right, the interpretation decisions by a majority of
The Tribunal considers its contained in the Award is votes.
decisions in private and the In this case and unless there equally binding on them.
proceedings remain secret. be an Agreement to the Article 88
contrary, the demand must Article 85
All questions are decided by be addressed to the Tribunal In the absence of any
a majority of the members of which pronounced the Each party pays its own previous agreement the
the Tribunal. Award. It can only be made expenses and an equal share Tribunal, as soon as it is
on the ground of the of the expenses of the formed, settles the time
Article 79 discovery of some new fact Tribunal. within which the two parties
calculated to exercise a must submit their respective
The Award must give the decisive influence upon the Chapter IV. Arbitration by cases to it.
reasons on which it is based. Award and which was Summary Procedure
It contains the names of the unknown to the Tribunal and Article 89
Arbitrators; it is signed by to the party which Article 86
the President and Registrar demanded the revision at Each party is represented
or by the Secretary acting as the time the discussion was With a view to facilitating the before the Tribunal by an
Registrar. closed. working of the system of agent, who serves as
arbitration in disputes intermediary between the
Article 80 Proceedings for revision can admitting of a summary Tribunal and the
only be instituted by a procedure, the Contracting Government who appointed
The Award is read out in decision of the Tribunal Powers adopt the following him.
public sitting, the agents and expressly recording the rules, which shall be
counsel of the parties being existence of the new fact, observed in the absence of Article 90
present or duly summoned recognizing in it the other arrangements and
to attend. character described in the subject to the reservation The proceedings are
preceding paragraph, and that the provisions of conducted exclusively in
Article 81 declaring the demand Chapter III apply so far as writing. Each party, however,
admissible on this ground. may be. is entitled to ask that
The Award, duly pronounced witnesses and experts should
and notified to the agents of The 'Compromis' fixes the Article 87 be called. The Tribunal has,
the parties, settles the period within which the for its part, the right to
dispute definitively and demand for revision must be Each of the parties in dispute demand oral explanations
without appeal. made. appoints an Arbitrator. The from the agents of the two
two Arbitrators thus selected parties, as well as from the
Article 82 Article 84 choose an Umpire. If they do experts and witnesses whose
not agree on this point, each
appearance in Court it may Netherland Government, between the Contracting virtue of Article 92,
consider useful. through the diplomatic Powers. paragraphs 3 and 4, as well
channel, to the Powers as the date on which the
Part V. Final Provisions invited to the Second Peace Article 95 notifications of adhesion
Conference, as well as to (Article 93, paragraph 2) or
Article 91 those Powers which have The present Convention shall of denunciation (Article 96,
adhered to the Convention. take effect, in the case of the paragraph 1) have been
The present Convention, duly In the cases contemplated in Powers which were not a received.
ratified, shall replace, as the preceding paragraph, the party to the first deposit of
between the Contracting said Government shall at the ratifications, sixty days after Each Contracting Power is
Powers, the Convention for same time inform the the date of the procès- entitled to have access to
the Pacific Settlement of Powers of the date on which verbal of this deposit, and, in this register and to be
International Disputes of the it received the notification. the case of the Powers which supplied with duly certified
29th July, 1899. ratify subsequently or which extracts from it.
Article 93 adhere, sixty days after the
Article 92 notification of their In faith whereof the
Non-Signatory Powers which ratification or of their Plenipotentiaries have
The present Convention shall have been invited to the adhesion has been received appended their signatures to
be ratified as soon as Second Peace Conference by the Netherland the present Convention.
possible. may adhere to the present Government.
Convention. Done at The Hague, the 18th
The ratifications shall be Article 96 October 1907, in a single
deposited at The Hague. The Power which desires to copy, which shall remain
adhere notifies its intention In the event of one of the deposited in the archives of
The first deposit of in writing to the Netherland Contracting Parties wishing the Netherland Government,
ratifications shall be Government, forwarding to it to denounce the present and duly certified copies of
recorded in a procès- verbal the act of adhesion, which Convention, the which shall be sent, through
signed by the shall be deposited in the denunciation shall be the diplomatic channel, to
Representatives of the archives of the said notified in writing to the the Contracting Powers.
Powers which take part Government. Netherland Government,
therein and by the which shall immediately
Netherland Minister for This Government shall communicate a duly certified
Foreign Affairs. immediately forward to all copy of the notification to all
the other Powers invited to the other Powers informing
The subsequent deposits of the Second Peace them of the date on which it
ratifications shall be made by Conference a duly certified was received.
means of a written copy of the notification as
notification, addressed to well as of the act of The denunciation shall only
the Netherland Government adhesion, mentioning the have effect in regard to the
and accompanied by the date on which it received the notifying Power, and one
instrument of ratification. notification. year after the notification
has reached the Netherland
A duly certified copy of the Article 94 Government.
procès-verbal relative to
the first deposit of The conditions on which the Article 97
ratifications, of the Powers which have not been
notifications mentioned in invited to the Second Peace A register kept by the
the preceding paragraph, Conference may adhere to Netherland Minister for
and of the instruments of the present Convention shall Foreign Affairs shall give the
ratification, shall be form the subject of a date of the deposit of
immediately sent by the subsequent Agreement ratifications effected in