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Convention (III) relative to the Opening of Hostilities. The Hague, 18 October 1907.
(List of Contracting Parties)
Considering that it is important, in order to ensure the maintenance of pacific relations, that hostilities should not commence without previous warning;
That it is equally important that the existence of a state of war should be notified without delay to neutral Powers;
Being desirous of concluding a Convention to this effect, have appointed the following as their plenipotentiaries:
(Here follow the names of plenipotentiaries).
Who, after depositing their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following provisions: