Venezuela-British Guiana Boundary Arbitration: The Printed Argument of Behalf of the United States of Venezuela Before the Tribunal of Arbitration

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Seite 593 - This principle was that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority, it was made, against all other European governments, which title might be consummated by possession...
Seite xlviii - In deciding the matters submitted to the Arbitrators they shall be governed by the following three rules, which are agreed upon by the High Contracting Parties as rules to be taken as applicable to the case...
Seite xlvii - The tribunal shall investigate and ascertain the extent of the territories belonging to or that might lawfully be claimed by the United Netherlands or by the Kingdom of Spain, respectively, at the time of the acquisition by Great Britain of the Colony of British Guiana — and shall determine the boundary line between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela.
Seite xlviii - Adverse holding or prescription during a period of fifty years shall make a good title. The arbitrators may deem exclusive political control of a district, as well as actual settlement thereof, sufficient to constitute adverse holding or to make title by prescription.
Seite 735 - Consider what the consequence would be if " lands of this description were not considered as appendant " to the main land, and as comprised within the bounds of " territory. If they do not belong to the United States of " America, any other Power might occupy them ; they might " be embanked and fortified. What a thorn would this be in
Seite 500 - ... one instance where the valuation was referred to arbitration. This in itself shows that the valuation is so low that the taxpayer never feels justified in taking an appeal. The provision for the correction of valuations by the grand jury is also never carried out, but is practically a dead letter. In view of these facts it is not to be wondered at that the law has not given satisfaction. The only matter of surprise is that it has worked as well as it has. No law, no matter how good, will give...
Seite xxxiii - Britain, his heirs and successors, shall have, hold, keep, and enjoy forever, with plenary right of sovereignty, dominion, possession, and propriety, all those lands, regions, islands, colonies, and places whatsoever, being or situated in the West Indies, or in any part of America, which the said King of Great Britain and his subjects do at present hold and possess; so...
Seite xvii - His heirs and successors whatsoever, shall sell, yield, pawn, transfer, or by any means, or under any name, alienate from them and the Crown of Spain, to the French or to any other nations whatever, any lands, Dominions, or Territories, or any part thereof belonging to Spain in America. On the contrary, that the Spanish Dominions in the West Indies may be preserved whole and entire...
Seite lx - ... down the length of time required for international prescription; and no full definition of the degree of control which will confer territorial property on a nation has been attempted. It certainly does not depend solely on occupation or the exercise of any clearly defined acts. All the great nations in both hemispheres claim, and are prepared to defend, their right to vast tracts of territory which they have in no sense occupied, and often have not fully explored. The modern doctrine of "Hinterland...
Seite 741 - The first of these is that, when any European Nation takes possession of any extent of sea-coast, that possession is understood as extending into the interior Country, to the sources of the rivers emptying within that coast, to all their branches, and the country they caver, and to give it a right in exclusion of all other Nations to the same 23.

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