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This volume is presented to the English-speaking world in commemoration of the centenary of the establishment of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at the First Hague Peace Conference of 1899 and its continuation at the Second Hague Peace Conference of 1907.
The International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration thought that to mark the centenary of the First Conference it would be appropriate to make widely available in English the reports of the competent Commissions of each Conference dealing with the pacific settlement of international disputes and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, together with the proposal of the Second Conference for a permanent court of arbitral justice.
The reports of the Commissions in the 1899 and 1907 conferences contain a full account of the considerations that prevailed in the negotiation of every provision of each Convention. They are authoritative commentaries on each Convention. This important book will facilitate access to the drafting history of the 1899 and 1907 Hague Peace Conventions and as such will be of interest to practitioners, historians and scholars of international law.