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The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences

May 18–July 29, 1899 and June 15–October 18, 1907

The Peace Conferences held in The Hague, Netherlands, in 1899 and 1907 were “the first truly international assemblies meeting in time of peace for the purpose of preserving peace, not of concluding a war in progress.” The ambitious agenda of the two conferences concerned international arms limitation and the peaceful settlement of disputes by arbitration, as well as regulation of the conduct of war. The Proceedings of the Hague Peace Conferences permit insight into the challenges that were involved in adopting the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 and thus appreciation of the advance they represented over existing international law at the time.

This five-volume set, published in 1920/21 by the Carnegie Endowment's External Link for International Peace, is the first complete, and still definitive, translation from the official French language documents and records of the two multilateral assemblies. The fifth volume is an index added in 1921. Read more...

 

 
Index Volume
 
 
The 1899 Conference Part I - IV
 
The 1907 Conference Volume I Plenary Meetings of the Conference Volume II Meetings of the First Commission Volume III Meetings of the Second, Third and Fourth Commissions
 


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