The Kellogg Treaty and the World Court

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President Hoover, in his address at the White House, July 24. 1929, promulgating the Kellogg anti-war treaty as a binding agreement among nations, said he dared to predict that the influence of the treaty would be felt in a large proportion of all future international acts.

“The magnificent, opportunity and the compelling duty now open to us should spur us on to the fulfillment of every opportunity that is calculated to implement this treaty and to extend the policy which it so nobly sets forth.”

By the first article of the Kellogg treaty the signatory powers renounced war as an instrument of national policy. In the second article they agreed that: “The settlement or solution of all disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or whatever origin ...

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