First published in 1913, this book presents an account of the conflict between Britain and the United States regarding the interpretation of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty respecting the Panama Canal. The conflict developed as a result of British objections to some American vessels, namely those engaged in trade between US ports, being excluded from tolls under the 1912 Panama Canal Act. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in perspectives on the history of the Panama Canal and the Hay-Pauncefote treaty.
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- Date Published: April 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107418790
- length: 64 pages
- dimensions: 203 x 127 x 4 mm
- weight: 0.08kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Article III, no. 1 of the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty of 1901 and section 5 of the American Panama Canal Act of 1912
2. The claim of the United States that she has granted the use of the Panama Canal under a conditional most-favoured-nation clause
3. If the use of the Panama Canal by vessels of foreign nations were derived from most-favoured-nation treatment, the United States would not be bound to submit to the rules of Article III, Nos. 2-6, of the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty
4. Six reasons for the untenability of the American interpretation of Article III, no. 1, of the Hay–Pauncefote Treaty
5. The American contention that exemption of American coasting trade vessels from the payment of canal tolls does not discriminate against foreign vessels
6. Is the United States prevented from refunding to her vessels the tolls levied upon them for use in the Panama Canal?
7. Prominent members of the Senate and many American newspapers condemn the special privileges granted to American vessels by the Panama Canal Act
8. Two schools of thought concerning the relations between international and municipal law
9. The Panama Canal conflict and the British-American Arbitration Treaty
10. Why it must be expected that the Panama Canal will be settled by arbitration.
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