Inter-American Tribunal of International Justice: Memorandum, Project and Documents Accompanied by Observations

Inter-American Tribunal of International Justice: Memorandum, Project and Documents Accompanied by Observations

Inter-American Tribunal of International Justice: Memorandum, Project and Documents Accompanied by Observations

Inter-American Tribunal of International Justice: Memorandum, Project and Documents Accompanied by Observations

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During the past few years a number of Latin American members of the Diplomatic Corps in Washington have met from time to time to discuss, among other things, a plan for an Inter- American Court of International Justice. Eventually in the course of these informal meetings, which the undersigned was privileged to attend, they arrived at the unanimous adoption of the project printed in Part I of the present pamphlet. Preceding the text of the project is a memorandum which sets forth in some detail the conclusions reached by these distinguished representatives of Latin America as the result of much consideration and an earnest exchange of views.

In Part II are reproduced various memoranda and documents relating to the nature, purpose, and development of the project for an Inter-American Tribunal of Justice. These memoranda were selected from among many which have been prepared at different times during a period of some fifteen years on the subject of an Inter-American Court. They serve to indicate not only the background of a project but the development of an ideal --perhaps the most important of inter-American ideals, the ideal of peace and justice between the states of the Americas based upon principles of law recognized by all and applied by a judicial institution common to all.

The publication of the documents in Parts I and II seems peculiarly appropriate at the present time for the reasons briefly but admirably set forth in a foreword by His Excellency Dr. Ricardo J. Alfaro, the former president of Panama, and until recently the diplomatic representative of his country accredited to the United States.

JAMES BROWN SCOTT

Columbus Day, 1936, Washington, D. C.

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