Fur Seal Arbitration: Argument of the United States Before the Tribunal of Arbitration Convened at Paris Under the Provisions of the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain, Concluded February 29, 1892

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1893 - 327 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 6 - Commentaries remarks, that this law of Nature being coeval with mankind, and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries and at all times; no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this, and such of them as are valid, derive all their force, and all their validity, and all their authority, mediately and immediately, from this original...
Σελίδα 59 - This principle was that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects or by whose authority it was made against all other European governments, which title might be consummated by possession.
Σελίδα 42 - Britain? 3. Was the body of water now known as the Bering Sea included in the phrase Pacific Ocean, as used in the Treaty of 1825 between Great Britain and Russia; and what rights, if any, in the Bering Sea were held and exclusively exercised by Russia after said Treaty ? 4.
Σελίδα 8 - The true foundation on which the administration of international law must rest is that the rules which are to govern are those which arise from mutual interest and utility, from a sense of the inconveniences which, would result from a contrary doctrine, and from a sort of moral necessity to do justice in order that justice may be done to us in return.
Σελίδα 192 - If the determination of the foregoing questions as to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States shall leave the subject in such position that the concurrence of Great Britain is necessary to the establishment of Regulations...
Σελίδα 188 - Government to show a necessity of self-defense, instant, overwhelming, leaving no choice of means and no moment for deliberation.
Σελίδα 149 - I apprehend, to assume, for domestic purposes connected with our safety and welfare, the control of the waters on our coasts, though included within lines stretching from quite distant headlands, as, for instance, from Cape Ann to Cape Cod, and from Nantucket to Montauk Point, and from that point to the capes of the Delaware, and from the south cape of Florida to the Mississippi.
Σελίδα 17 - The law of nations is a complex system, composed of various ingredients. It consists of general principles of right and justice, equally suitable to the government of individuals in a state of natural equality, and to the relations and conduct of nations ; of a collection of usages, customs and opinions, the growth of civilization and commerce ; and of a code of conventional or positive...
Σελίδα 30 - Sea, and what exclusive rights in the seal fisheries therein, did Russia assert and exercise prior and up to the time of the cession of Alaska to the United States?
Σελίδα 6 - For there are in nature certain fountains of justice, whence all civil laws are derived but as streams: and like as waters do take tinctures and tastes from the soils through which they run, so do civil laws vary according to the regions \ 7 and governments where they are planted, though they proceed from the same fountains.

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