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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Berlin Congress (1878)

Sina Van den Bogaert

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 October 2021

1815 to World War I — Territory, acquisition and transfer — Foreign relations law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The Berlin Congress was held in Berlin from 13 June to 13 July 1878. It was attended by Austria-Hungary, the British Empire, the German Empire, France, Italy, the Russian Empire (Russia), and the Ottoman Empire, and also by delegates from Greece, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro. It was solicited by Austria-Hungary and Britain with the aim of countering the Russian advance in the south-eastern region of Europe, and hosted by Chancellor von Bismarck. The Berlin Congress resulted in the Treaty between Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Russia,...
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