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The Treaty of Washington and Neutrals’ Duty of Due Diligence

In the latest editorial for Oxford Historical Treaties, Inge Van Hulle takes a look at the arbitral decision that became known as the Alabama arbitration which "acquired fame within the history of international law for a number of different reasons: the staggering amount of the indemnity; the precedent which the resort to arbitration provided for later initiatives to promote peaceful dispute settlement; and, finally, the role that its founding document, the Treaty of Washington, played in sharpening the duties of neutrals."

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Image credit: The sinking of the Confederate ship CSS Alabama after her fight with the USS Kearsarge, 19 June 1864, by Xanthus Smith (1922). Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.


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