American Institute of International Law

American Institute of International Law was an international scientific association for the study and progress of international law in the Americas.

The idea to form an organization that would codify international law was established at a meeting of the Third Committee of American Jurists in Rio de Janeiro on July 16, 1912. The establishment of such an organization was proposed in October 1911.

The institute was founded on October 12, 1912 by James Brown Scott and Alejandro Alvarez, and inaugurated December 29, 1915, at the Second Pan American Scientific Congress, held in Washington, D.C. On January 6, 1916, it adopted a Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Nations. The Declaration differed from other projects of a like kind in that it was not based solely upon philosophic principles, but was based exclusively upon decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The organization met irregularly through at least 1938, churning out several international law papers on topics such as statehood, diplomatic and consular agents, and peaceful international dispute resolution. By 1957, due in part to a lack of financial resources, the Institute was no longer active. Provided by Wikipedia
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    The American Institute of International Law : its Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Nations / by Scott, James Brown, 1866-1943

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    Revista de derecho internacional organo del Instituto Americano de Derecho Internacional.

    Published 1922
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    Codification of American international law : a project of a code of private international law /

    Published 1926
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    A declaração dos direitos e deveres das nações, adoptada pelo Instituto americano de direito internacional by Root, Elihu, 1845-1937

    Published 1916
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