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Hague Conventions, 1899 & 1907

Published July 29, 1899; October 18, 1907



Hague Conventions

The Hague Conventions are a group of international treaties that emerged from Hague conferences in 1899 and 1907. At both conferences, limitations on armaments and expansion of armed forces were proposed. This did not succeed, but the Conventions did establish various points including a ban on types of war technology, and the adoption of the Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, which created the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The two Conventions established a model for multilateral meetings to hash out international law, influencing the formation of the League of Nations in 1919.

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