Arbitration Treaties among the American Nations: To the Close of the Year 1910

Arbitration Treaties among the American Nations: To the Close of the Year 1910

Arbitration Treaties among the American Nations: To the Close of the Year 1910

Arbitration Treaties among the American Nations: To the Close of the Year 1910

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Before the outbreak of the World War, the Division of International Law of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace undertook the collection of all treaties of arbitration with the view of publishing a series of volumes containing them in a systematic arrangement and in their original languages as well as in English translation where the original text was not in English, but the war effectually stopped the work of collection so far as European countries were concerned. It was practicable nevertheless to continue the collection of treaties between the nations of the American Continent, and it has been decided to issue them in this English edition.

It will be observed that no treaties are included in the volume of a date later than 1910. The reason is that the project was authorized by the Trustees of the Endowment in 1911 by a Resolution limiting the period to be covered to 1910 and it is in pursuance of this Resolution that the work was begun and is now offered to the public.

The work of collecting and editing the treaties has been done by Professor William R. Manning, formerly of the University of Texas and for several years past attached to the Division of Latin-American Affairs of the Department of State at Washington. A counterpart of the present volume in the original languages was also prepared by Professor Manning simultaneously with the preparation of the English version; but the publication of the foreign texts is withheld awaiting the reception of the English version by the interested reading public.

JAMES BROWN SCOTT, Director of the Division of International Law.

WASHINGTON, D.C., Thanksgiving Day, 1923.

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