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General Act of the Congress of Berlin (1885)

GENERAL ACT OF THE CONFERENCE AT BERLIN OF THE PLENIPOTENTIARIES OF GREAT BRITAIN, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, BELGIUM, DENMARK, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, THE NETHERLANDS, PORTUGAL, RUSSIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN AND NORWAY, TURKEY AND THE UNITED STATES RESPECTING:(1) FREEDOM OF TRADE IN THE BASIN OF THE CONGO;(2) THE SLAVE TRADE;(3) NEUTRALITY OF THE TERRITORIES IN …

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International Convention for the Protection of Submarine Telegraphic Cables (1884)

CONVENTION BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC, AUSTRIA-HUNGARY, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, DENMARK, THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, GUATEMALA, ITALY, NETHERLANDS, PERSIA, PORTUGAL, ROUMANIA, RUSSIA, SALVADOR, SERVIA, SPAIN, SWEDEN AND NORWAY, TURKEY, UNITED STATES AND URUGUAY, FOR THE PROTECTION OF SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CABLES Her Majesty the Queen of …

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Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of Explosive Projectiles Under 400 Grammes Weight. Saint Petersburg, 29 November / 11 December 1868

On the proposition of the Imperial Cabinet of Russia, an International Military Commission having assembled at St. Petersburg in order to examine the expediency of forbidding the use of certain projectiles in time of war between civilized nations, and that Commission having by common agreement fixed the technical limits at …

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THE TREATY OF NANKING (1842)

Nanking, August 29, 1842 Peace Treaty between the Queen of Great Britain and the Emperor of China. This treaty between Britain and China ended the first opium war, fought between 1839 and 1842. The occasion for the war was the destruction in May 1839 by the Chinese emperor’s ‘drug tsar’, …

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Final Act of the Congress of Vienna/General Treaty (1815)

GENERAL TREATY.[2][3] (Translation.) In the name of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity. The Powers who signed the Treaty concluded at Paris on the 30th of May 1814, having assembled at Vienna, in pursuance of the 32d Article of that Act, with the princes and states their Allies, to complete …

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Great Britain-USA, Treaty of Ghent (1814)

This treaty, signed on December 24, 1814, ended the War of 1812, fought between Great Britain and the United States. For the early decades of the nation’s history, relations between the United States and Great Britain remained strained. Their relationship deteriorated sharply with the outbreak of war in Europe in …

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Jay’s Treaty — 1794 — Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation

Concluded November 19, 1794; ratification advised by the senate with amendment June 24, 1795; ratified by the President; ratifications exchanged October 28, 1795; proclaimed February 29, 1796. His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America, being desirous, by a treaty of amity, commerce and navigation, to terminate their difference …

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Treaty of Westphalia (1648)

Peace Treaty between the Holy Roman Emperor andthe King of France and their respective Allies. In the name of the most holy and individual Trinity: Be it known to all, and every one whom it may concern, or to whom in any manner it may belong, That for many Years …

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Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (Vienna, 23 May 1969)

THE STATES PARTIES TO THE PRESENT CONVENTION, CONSIDERING the fundamental role of treaties in the history of international relations, RECOGNIZING the ever-increasing importance of treaties as a source of international law and as a means of developing peaceful co-operation among nations, whatever their constitutional and social systems, NOTING that the …

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Obama urges direct Middle East peace talks soon

Obama urges direct Middle East peace talks soon WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama urged Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday to resume direct peace talks by September and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “concrete steps” to clear the way. [via Reuters: World News]

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Charter of the United Nations

WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS DETERMINED to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of …

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