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Convention (XIII) concerning the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
United States of America
Reservation made on accession :
The act of adhesion contains the following reservation : "That the United States adheres to the said Convention, subject to the reservation and exclusion of its Article 23 and with the understanding that the last clause of Article 3 thereof implies the duty of a neutral Power to make the demand therein mentioned for the return of a strip captured within the neutral jurisdiction and no longer within that jurisdiction."
SOURCE : J.B. Scott, The Hague Conventions and Declarations of 1899 and 1907, New York, 1915, p.219; M. Deltenre, Lois et coutumes de la Guerre, Bruxelles, 1943, p.413.
Ratification / Accession
Reservation / Declaration