Chief Points in the Laws of War and Neutrality, Search and Blockade: With the Changes of 1856, and Those Now Proposed

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W. and R. Chambers, 1862 - Belligerency - 108 pages

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Page 93 - And We do hereby give Notice that all Our Subjects and Persons entitled to Our Protection who may misconduct themselves in the Premises will do so at their peril, and of their own wrong; and that they will in no wise obtain any Protection from Us against such Capture or such Penalties as aforesaid, but will, on the contrary, incur Our high Displeasure by such Misconduct.
Page 90 - The neutral flag covers enemy's goods, with the exception of contraband of war; 3. Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag; 4.
Page 99 - Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, having been compelled to take up arms in support of an ally, is desirous of rendering the war as little onerous as possible to the powers with whom she remains at peace. " To preserve the commerce of neutrals from all unnecessary obstruction, her Majesty is willing, for the present, to waive a part of the belligerent rights appertaining to her by the Law of Nations.
Page 36 - Those courts have their unwritten law, the approved principles of natural reason and justice ; they have likewise the written, or statute law, in acts of parliament, which are directory applications of the same principles to particular subjects, or positive regulations consistent with them...
Page 23 - ... carrying officers, soldiers, despatches, arms, military stores, or materials, or any article or articles considered and deemed to be contraband of war according to the law or modern usage of nations, for the use or service of either of the said contending parties...
Page 91 - And we do hereby strictly charge and command all our loving subjects to govern themselves accordingly, and to observe a strict neutrality...
Page 90 - Neutral goods, with the exception of contraband of war, are not liable to capture under enemy's flag. "4. Blockades, in order to be binding, must be effective, that is to say, maintained by a force sufficient really to prevent access to the* coast of the enemy. " The governments of the undersigned Plenipotentiaries engage to bring the present declaration to the knowledge of the States which have not taken part in the Congress of Paris, and to invite them to accede to it.
Page 91 - And whereas hostilities have unhappily commenced between the government of the United States of America and certain States styling themselves the Confederate States of America...
Page 89 - Considering: That Maritime Law, in time of war, has long been the subject of deplorable disputes; That the uncertainty of the law, and of the duties in such a matter, gives rise to differences of opinion between neutrals and belligerents which may occasion serious difficulties, and even conflicts...
Page 92 - Now, in order that none of our subjects may unwarily render themselves liable to the penalties imposed by the said statute, we do hereby strictly command that no person or persons whatsoever, do commit any act, matter, or thing whatsoever, contrary to the provisions of the said statute, upon pain of the several penalties by the snid statute imposed, and of our high displeasure.

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