A Highly Critical Moment: Role and Record of the 1907 Hague Peace Conference

  title={A Highly Critical Moment: Role and Record of the 1907 Hague Peace Conference},
  author={Arthur Eyffinger},
  journal={Netherlands International Law Review},
  • A. Eyffinger
  • Published 1 August 2007
  • History
  • Netherlands International Law Review
The 1907 Hague Peace Conference was the only worldwide diplomatic summit ever before WW I and the League Era. Summoned in the wake of war between the waning Russian and rising Japanese empires, the concluding of the epochal Anglo-French Entente and amidst growing naval rivalry between Germany and Britain, the Conference met at a highly critical moment. It boldly and very pragmatically addressed the many vexing questions issuing from the distinctly shifting power balance on the global and… 
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Preface. I. Social Backgrounds. II. The Genesis of the Idea. III. Invitation Policy. IV. Organization of the Conference. V. The Work Within the Commissions. VI. Social Entourage. VII. Conclusions.