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Hague Conventions

The Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907, also known as the Hague Peace Conferences, are two extremely important events regarding international law and were held in The Hague, Netherlands. As of June 2007, the First Hague Convention had 73 signatories and the Second Hague Convention had 85. A third Hague conference was to take place in 1914, later rescheduled to 1915, but never materialized due to the inception of World War I. The initial conference was requested by Czar Nicholas II of Russia in 1898. Invitations to the conference were received with great excitement and optimism. The conference was set to focus largely on disarmament and obligatory arbitration. Several agreements and declarations regarding the rights and laws of war were created from the conference and ...

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