U.S. Chemical Warfare Policy: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, Second Session

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Page 107 - Whereas the prohibition of such use has been declared in treaties to which the majority of Powers of the world are parties; and To the end that this prohibition shall be universally accepted as a part of international law, binding alike the conscience and the practice of nations; DECLARE : That the high contracting parties, so far as they are not already parties to treaties prohibiting such use, accept this prohibition, agree to extend this prohibition to the use of bacteriological methods of warfare...
Page 107 - States of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare...
Page 108 - There shall be taken into account, together with the context: (a) any subsequent agreement between the parties regarding the interpretation of the treaty or the application of its provisions; (b) any subsequent practice in the application of the treaty which establishes the agreement of the parties regarding its interpretation; (c) any relevant rules of international law applicable in the relations between the parties.
Page 108 - A treaty shall be interpreted in good faith in accordance with the ordinary meaning to be given to the terms of the treaty in their context and in the light of its object and purpose.
Page 109 - Any chemical agents of warfare — chemical substances, whether gaseous, liquid or solid — which might be employed because of their direct toxic effects on man, animals or plants; (b) Any biological agents of warfare— living organisms, whatever their nature, or infective material derived from them— which are intended to cause disease or death in man, animals or plants, and which depend for their effects on their ability to multiply in the person, animal or plant attacked.
Page 43 - This ch»niicnl warfare issue lias been examined briefly by the House Armed Services Committee and will receive an even more intensive examination during the hearings before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on National Security Policy and Scientific Developments which are scheduled to begin May 1. During this same period, the House Appropriations Committee is being asked to approve funds to begin production of the binary chemical system. This letter is intended, however, to discuss with you...
Page 368 - Calls for strict observance by all States of the principles and objectives of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, signed at Geneva on 17 June 1925, and condemns all actions contrary to those objectives; 2.
Page 107 - To the Senate of the United States: With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the Senate to ratification...
Page 364 - The said Protocol shall ipso facto cease to be binding on the Government of the French Republic in regard to any enemy State whose armed forces or whose allies fail to respect the prohibitions laid down in the Protocol.
Page 110 - Convention for the Supervision of the International Trade in Arms and Ammunition and in Implements of War, signed at Geneva June 17, 1925.

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