British Guiana Boundary: Arbitration with the United States of Venezuela. The Argument on Behalf of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty

Printed at the Foreign Office, by Harrison and Sons, 1898 - 55 Seiten

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Seite 2 - 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 3 - Arbitrators may deem to be applicable to the case, and which are not in contravention of the foregoing rule. (c .) In determining the boundary-line, if territory of one Party be found by the Tribunal to have been at the date of this Treaty in the occupation of the subjects or citizens of the other Party, such effect shall be given to such occupation as reason, justice, the principles of international law, and the equities of the case shall, in the opinion of the Tribunal, require.
Seite 2 - The arbitrators may recognize and give effect to rights and claims resting on any other ground whatever, valid according to international law, and on any principles of international law which the arbitrators may deem to be applicable to the case and which are not in contravention of the foregoing rule.
Seite 1 - 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 1 - Arbitration, finally decide, award, and determine that the boundary-line between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela...
Seite 12 - Indians and their allies upon the missionaries, and he pressed for a speedy decision 10 upon the question of reinforcements, on account of the settlements of the northern nations at the mouth of the Orinoco. The Report of San Felipe y Santiago, made in pursuance of formal instructions given to...
Seite 3 - The proposals which have from time to time been made in the diplomatic correspondence for an adjustment of the difference between Great Britain and Venezuela should not be taken into consideration by the Arbitrators in coming to a decision upon the boundary-line. They do not constitute any admission of right on the one side or the other, but were put forward as suggested adjustments or compromises between the two Governments, in which claims of right were not insisted upon.

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