CONVENTION ON DUTIES AND RIGHTS OF STATES
IN THE EVENT OF CIVIL STRIFE
Signed at Havana, 20 February 1928
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: The present Convention and the Protocol of 1957 (No. 91) were concluded between American states only. Their main objective is to prevent foreign states from supporting insurgents. Their provisions partly conform to generally recognized rules of international law, and partly go further and rest upon concepts and circumstances peculiar to American states. The question of the applicability of the law of armed conflicts is not dealt with in them.
The present Convention was adopted at the Sixth Pan-American Conference at Havana.
ENTRY INTO FORCE: 21 May 1929.
AUTHENTIC TEXTS: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish. The text below is reprinted from LNTS, Vol. 134, 1932, pp. 45–16.
TEXT PUBLISHED IN: Sixth International Conference of American States, Final Act, Motions, Agreements, Resolutions and Conventions, Habana, Imprenta y Papeleria de Rambala, Bouza y Ca., 1928, pp. 171–174 (Engl.); Sixième Conférence Internationale Américaine, Acte Final, Motions, Décisions, Résolutions et Conventions, Habana, Imprente y Papeleria de Rambala, Bouza y Ca., 1928, pp. 170–174 (French); Sexta Conferencia Internacional Americana, Acta Final, Mociones, Acuerdos, Resolucinoes y Convenciones, Habana, imprenta y Papeleria de Rambala, Bouza y Ca., 1928, pp. 168–172 (Span.); OAS, Série sur les Traités, No. 7 (Engl., French, Portuguese, Span.); LNTS, Vol. 134, 1932, pp. 45–46, No. 3082 (Engl., French); The International Conferences of American States 1889–1928, New York, Oxford University Press, 1931, pp. 435–436 (Engl.); Conferencias Internacionales Americanos 1889–1936; Washington, Dotacion Carnegie para la Paz Internacional, 1938, pp. 388–389 (Span.); Hudson, Vol. IV, pp. 2416–2419 (Engl., French); Droit des conflits armés, pp. 1247–1250 (French); BFSP, Vol. 128, 1928, pp. 514–515 (Engl.); US Statutes at Large, Vol. 46, pp. 2749–2752 (Engl.); Malloy, Vol. IV, pp. 4725–4729 (Engl.); Bevans, Vol. II, pp. 694–697 (Engl.); AJIL, Vol. 22, 1928, Supplement, pp. 159–161 (Engl.).
The Governments of the Republics represented at the Sixth International Conference of American States, held in the city of Havana, Republic of Cuba, in the year 1928, desirous of reaching an agreement as to the duties and rights of States in the event of civil strife, have appointed the following Plenipotentiaries:
[Here follow the names of plenipotentiaries]