General title Naval Conference of London, 1909.
Forum of adoption Naval Conference of London
The Hague Convention (XII) of 1907 relative to the creation of an International Prize Court provides in Article 7 that the Court shall apply the generally recognized rules of international law relative to prize. In view of the divergencies which existed with regard to those rules, the British Government convened the main sea Powers to a conference in order to lay down the rules mentioned above. Ten Powers participated in the Conference. Most of the rules embodied in the present Declaration correspond to established practice and decisions of national prize courts. Due to its rejection by the British House of Lords, the Declaration was not ratified by any signatory.
Meetings of forum 04.12.1908 - 26.02.1909, London
Dade of adoption 26.02.1909
Depositary United Kingdom
Number of articles 71
Authentic text French
Source D.Schindler and J.Toman, The Laws of Armed Conflicts, Martinus Nihjoff Publisher, 1988, pp.845-856.
Keywords NAVAL WARFARE; CAPTURE; SHIP; INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT; PROHIBITION; BLOCKADE; NEUTRALITY; NEUTRAL STATE; CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW; PRIZE; ANGARY; CONTRABAND