8 Final Act of the Second Peace Conference

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Final Act of the Second Peace Conference. The Hague, 18 October 1907. State signatories (44) General title: Second Peace Conference of The Hague, 1907. Forum of adoption: International Peace Conference 1907 The First Hague Peace Conference of 1899 was convened on the initiative of the Czar of Russia , Nicholas II, "with the object of seeking the most effective means of ensuring to all peoples the benefits of a real and lasting peace, and, above all, of limiting the progressive development of existing armaments" (Russian note of 30 December 1898/11 January 1899). The Conference, at which 26 governments were represented, assembled on 18 May 1899 and adjourned on 29 July 1899. It failed to reach agreement on the primary object for which it was called, namely the limitation or reduction of armaments , but adopted the three Conventions and the other acts mentioned in the Final Protocol. Provision was made for the convening of a second conference. This conference lasted from 15 June until 18 October 1907. The Final Acts constitute authoritative statements of the results achieved. They were signed by the delegates but not ratified by the participating states. They were no binding force. Meetings of forum: 15.06.1907 - 18.10.1907, The Hague Date of adoption: 18.10.1907 Number of articles: 1 declaration, 1 resolution, 4 "wishes" Authentic text: French SourceD.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.53-56. The Second International Peace Conference, proposed in the first instance by the President of the United States of America, having been convoked, on the invitation of His Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, assembled on 15 June 1907, at The Hague, in the Hall of the Knights, for the purpose of giving a fresh development to the humanitarian principles which served as a basis for the work of the First Conference of 1899. The following Powers took part in the Conference, and appointed the delegates named below: (Here follow the names of delegates) At a series of meetings, held from 15 June to 18 October 1907, in which the above delegates were throughout animated by the desire to realize, in the fullest possible measure, the generous views of the august initiator of the Conference and the intentions of their Governments, the Conference drew up, for submission for signature by the plenipotentiaries, the text of the Conventions and of the Declaration enumerated below and annexed to the present Act. I. Convention for the pacific settlement of international disputes.
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