Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Vol. 12: Convened at Paris Under the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain Concluded at Washington February 20, 1892, for the Determination of Questions Between the Two Governments Concer

Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration Vol Convened at Paris Under the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain Concluded at Washington February for the Determination of Questions Between the Two Governments Concer Excerpt from Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration Vol Convened at Paris Under the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain Concluded at Washington February for

  • Title: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Vol. 12: Convened at Paris Under the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain Concluded at Washington February 20, 1892, for the Determination of Questions Between the Two Governments Concer
  • Author: Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration
  • ISBN: 9781330684054
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Vol 12 Convened at Paris Under the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain Concluded at Washington February 20, 1892, for the Determination of Questions Between the Two Governments Concerning the Jurisdictional Rights of the United States I Mr Cartee Mr President it would be evidence of inExcerpt from Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Vol 12 Convened at Paris Under the Treaty Between the United States of America and Great Britain Concluded at Washington February 20, 1892, for the Determination of Questions Between the Two Governments Concerning the Jurisdictional Rights of the United States I Mr Cartee Mr President it would be evidence of insensibility on my part if in opening the discussion upon the important questions with which we are to deal I should fail to express my sense of the novelty, the importance, and the dignity of the case, and of the high character of the Tribunal which it is my privilege to address You, Mr President, in acknowledging the honor conferred upon you by your election as President, expressed in appropriate language those aspirations and hopes which are excited and gratified by so signal an attempt as this to remove all occasion for the employment of force between nations by the substitution of reason in the settlement of controversies I beg to express my concurrence in those sentiments Nor should I omit a grateful recognition of the extreme kindness with which the agent and counsel on the part of the United States Government have been received Not only has this magnificent building with all its appliances been freely offered for the deliberations of the Tribunal itself, but every aid and assistance which we as counsel could desire have been freely extended to us We recognize in this a fine and generous hospitality, worthy of France and her great capital the fair and beautiful capital of the world Mr President, in reference to the statement which was made by my learned friend Sir Charles Russell, as to the order of proceeding which counsel have agreed to adopt, subject to the approval of the Tribunal, I have only this to say we do not admit that there is any special onus probandi resting upon the United States to substantiate its own contention in reference to the questions in dispute Those questions, in our view, are submitted to the Tribunal for examination and decision, and it is for the counsel on each side alike, to make good their respective contentions Our own views in respect to the circumstances which make it proper that the affirmative should be taken by the United States are that they are the party seeking for the affirmative action of the Tribunal in their favor.1 have no to add in reference to that, and there is no essential point of difference between us Touching the suggestion which you, Mr President, have just made respecting the importance of observing a separation between the questions of right, and those which concern regulations, I shall endeavor to exactly comply with that recommendation It will not be entirely possible altogether to separate those questions, but the direct discussion of them I shall keep entirely separate.

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