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OHT Editorials

Our collection of editorials looks at some of the technical rules of treaties, and how international law and respective treaties have evolved since the 17th century. Find out more by watching our video and browsing the articles below.


 

Great Peace Treaties

The non-Westphalian Peace

The Peace of Utrecht and the Balance of Power

The Congress of Vienna (1814–1815)

The Peace of Breda (1667)

The Peace of Brest-Litovsk (3 March 1918)

11.11.11: The End of the First World War on the Western Front

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Treaty-making and Treaty Law

Double-dating: Treaties under the Julian and Gregorian Calendars

Inclusion Clauses and the Bilateral Nature of Early-modern Peace Treaties

The Peace of Aachen (1748) and the Rise of Multilateral Treaties

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The Formation of International Law through Treaties

Vienna and the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Vienna and the Codification of Diplomatic Law

The Birth of Modern Private International Law: The Treaties of Montevideo (1889, amended 1940)

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Borders

The Iran-Iraq Border: A Story of Too Many Treaties

Demarcating Sovereignty: A History of Dutch-Belgian Land Swaps

Erasing the Line: The Treaties of Madrid (1750) and San Ildefonso (1777)

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International Law and the Law of Neutrality

The Treaty of Washington and Neutrals’ Duty of Due Diligence

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The Nature of Peace Treaties

Wiping the slate clean… for now: Amnesty in early-modern peace treaties

From Hostage to Fortune to Prisoner of War

Splitting the Distance

Perpetual Peace

Restitution in Early-modern Peace Treaties: The Case of the Dutch-Spanish Peace Treaty of Münster (1648)—Part I

Restitution in Early-modern Peace Treaties: The Case of the Dutch-Spanish Peace Treaty of Münster (1648)—Part II

Reprisals in Early-Modern European Peace Treaties

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The Order of Europe 1648-1815

Fortress Belgium – The 1715 Barrier Treaty

The Diplomatic Revolution: The First Alliance of Versailles (1756)

The Diplomatic Revolution: The Second Treaty of Versailles (1757)

The 18th-century Antecedents of the Concert of Europe I: The Triple Alliance of 1717

The 18th-century Antecedents of the Concert of Europe II: The Quadruple Alliance of 1718

The League of Hanover (3 September 1725): Safeguarding the European Balance

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part I): The Secret Treaty of Vienna (19 January 1668)

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part II): The Peace Treaty of Aachen [Aix-la-Chapelle] (2 May 1668)

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part III): The Secret Alliance of Dover (1 June 1670)

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part IV): The Second Peace of Westminster (19 February 1674)

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part V): The Peace of Nijmegen (1678–1679)

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part VI): The Truce of Regensburg (1684)

The Wars of Louis XIV in Treaties (Part VII): The Grand Alliance of 1689 and the Nine Years’ War

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The Order of Europe and the West 1815-1920

1864 – The Schleswig-Holstein War

The War of 1866 and the Undoing of Vienna

The Congress of Aachen [Aix-la-Chapelle] (1818) and the Completion of the Vienna System

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The Creation of a Global Order

Treaties Concluded by the Kingdom of Ryukyu

Treaties in Declarations and Manifestos of War

From Kanghwa to Shimonoseki: The Disputes over the Sovereignty of Tributary Chosŏn Korea

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Treaties concerning Russian and Ottoman Spheres of Influence

A shift in the Russo-Ottoman balance of power in the Black Sea region: The Treaty of Kuçuk Kainardji of 1774

Janus-faced Mediation: A Treaty for the Pacification of Greece, 1826–1827

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Treaties Opposing the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Vienna and the Abolition of the Slave Trade

Mixed Commissions, Mixed Blessing: On the British-Portuguese Anti–Slave Trade Treaty of 1817

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Treaties of Amity and Commerce and Other Treaties Relating to Trade

The Short-Lived Franco-American Consular Convention (1788–1800) and the Trouble with Reciprocal Extraterritorial Jurisdictional Privileges

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