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Convention on Maritime Neutrality. Havana, 20 February 1928.
Section I : Freedom of commerce in time of war - Art. 2.
Art. 2. Both the detention of the vessel and its crew for violation of neutrality shall be made in accordance with the procedure which best suits the state effecting it and at the expense of the transgressing ship. Said state, except in the case of grave fault on its Part, is not responsible for damages which the vessel may suffer.