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Mr. Gerry Simpson

Mr. Gerry Simpson
Kenneth Bailey Professor of Law
Melbourne Law School

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Diplomatic and Consular Relations
International Law in the Diplomatic System
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Diplomatic and Consular Relations
International Law in the Diplomatic System
A. Legal Instruments
The Peace of Westphalia (Treaties of Münster and Osnabrück), Münster/Osnabrück, 1648.

Regulation Concerning the Relative Ranks of Diplomatic Agents, Congress of Vienna, 19 March 1815, Martens, Nouveau Recueil de Traités, 1818, vol. II, pp. 449-450.

Declaration Renouncing the Use, in Time of War, of certain Explosive Projectiles, Saint Petersburg, 29 November-11 December 1868.

General Act of the Conference of Berlin Concerning the Congo, Berlin, 26 February 1885.

Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, The Hague, 29 July 1899.

Convention with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land, The Hague, 29 July 1899.

Convention for the Adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention of 22 August 1864, The Hague, 29 July 1899.

Declaration to Prohibit, for the Term of Five Years, the Launching of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons, and Other Methods of Similar Nature, The Hague, 29 July 1899.

Declaration concerning Asphyxiating Gases, The Hague, 29 July 1899.

Declaration concerning Expanding Bullets, The Hague, 29 July 1899.

Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention respecting the Limitation of the Employment of Force for the Recovery of Contract Debts, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention relative to the Opening of Hostilities, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in Case of War on Land, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention relating to the Status of Enemy Merchant Ships at the Outbreak of Hostilities, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention relating to the Conversion of Merchant Ships into War-Ships, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention relative to the Laying of Automatic Submarine Contact Mines, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention concerning Bombardment by Naval Forces in Time of War, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention for the Adaptation to Naval War of the Principles of the Geneva Convention, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention relative to certain Restrictions with regard to the Exercise of the Right of Capture in Naval War, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention relative to the Creation of an International Prize Court, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Convention concerning the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

Declaration Prohibiting the Discharge of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons, The Hague, 18 October 1907.

The Covenant of the League of Nations, Paris, 28 April 1919.

Treaty of Versailles, Versailles, 28 June 1919.

Covenant of the League of Nations, League of Nations, Paris, 28 April 1919, Official Journal, 1st year, No. 1, February 1920, p. 3 (Text of the Covenant available on the website of Yale Law School’s Avalon Project).

The Kellogg-Briand Pact, Paris, 27 August 1928.

Charter of the United Nations, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, New York, 14 December 1960.

Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, New York, 12 June 1968, General Assembly resolution 2373(XXII) of 12 June 1968

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.
B. Doctrine
J. Crawford, M. Koskenniemi, “International Law in Diplomatic History”, in Cambridge Companion to International Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012.