The Laws of Armed Conflicts: A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions, and Other Documents

By Dietrich Schindler; Jiri Toman | Go to book overview

No. 76
CONVENTION (VI) RELATING TO THE STATUS
OF ENEMY MERCHANT SHIPS AT THE
OUTBREAK OF HOSTILITIES

Signed at The Hague, 18 October 1907

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: No rule of international law existed before the adoption of the present Convention preventing belligerent states from confiscating enemy merchantmen in their harbour or on the high seas at the outbreak of a war. From the beginning of the Crimean War, in 1854, it became a usage followed by some countries that enemy vessels in the harbours of the belligerent should be granted a reasonable time to depart unmolested and that such vessels, if met at sea, should be permitted to continue their voyage. It was, however, not before the Second Hague Peace Conference that binding rules to this effect were adopted.

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 26 January 1910.

AUTHENTIC TEXT: French. The English translation below is reprinted from Scott, Hague Conventions, pp. 141–145. It reproduces the translation of the United States Department of State. The marginal titles added to the Convention have no official character.

TEXT PUBLISHED IN: Conference internationale de la Paix, 1907, pp. 644–646 (French); Les deux Conférences de la Paix, pp. 123–126 (French); Scott, Hague Conventions, pp. 141–145 (Engl.); Scott, Les Conventions de La Haye, pp. 141–145 (French); Scott, Les Conférences de La Haye, pp. 70–72 (French); Martens, NRGT, 3ème série, Vol. III, pp. 533–556 (French, German); Deltenre, pp. 296–304 (Engl., French, German, Dutch); GBTS, 1910, No. 10, Cd. 5031 (Engl., French); BFSP, Vol. 100, 1906–1907, pp. 365–377 (French); CTS, Vol. 205, pp. 305–318 (French); Wilson-Tucker, pp. Lxxi-Lxxra (Engl.); AJIL, Vol. 2, 1908, Suppl., pp. 127–133 pp. 141–142 (Engl.); Friedman, pp. 332–337 (Engl.); Ronzitti, pp. 93–101 (Engl., French); Droit des conflits armés, pp. 1101–1107 (French); Korovin, p. 388 (Russ.); Arellano, p. 374 (Span. extract); Bricefio, pp. 218–219 (Span. — extract); Revista de Derecho Internacional y politico exterior, Cronica, Afio III, 1907, pp. 87–88 (Span.); Bustamante, Vol. II, pp. 315–320 (Span.); Ceppi, pp. 358–359 (Span. — extract); ICRC website: www.org/ihl.nsf (Engl., French, Span.).

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Article
Preamble
Merchant ships in enemy ports1
No confiscation2
Enemy merchant ships on high seas3
Enemy cargo4
Merchant ships intended for conversion into warships5

-1059-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Laws of Armed Conflicts: A Collection of Conventions, Resolutions, and Other Documents
Table of contents

Table of contents

Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this book
  • Bookmarks
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
/ 1496

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.