Friday, January 12, 2018

Macalister-Smith and Schwietzke on Diplomatic Conferences & Congresses

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Peter Macalister-Smith, Assistant General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Public
 International Law, and Joachim Schwietzke, Library Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) have published Diplomatic Conferences and Congresses
A Bibliographical Compendium of State Practice 1642 to 1919 (Arbeitshefte der Arbeitsgemeinschaft für juristisches Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationswesen 25) with W. Neugebauer. From the press: 
A survey of diplomatic conferences and congresses convened from 1642 to 1919 with extensive references to their published documents and a synopsis of the resulting acts, agreements, conventions, declarations, treaties and other instruments adopted by each conference or congress.
The meetings of the conferences and congresses are arranged thematically in 111 groups starting at Münster and Osnabrück to prepare the Peace of Westphalia. In total 280 conferences and congresses are recorded. Over one third of the conferences and congresses were held from 1827 to 1919 at London and Paris. Other leading cities in order of diminishing frequency were Brussels, Bern, The Hague, Berlin, Istanbul, Washington and Vienna. The compendium closes with the peace of Brest-Litovsk (1917) and the Inter-Allied Conference of the Powers held in Paris and environs from 1919 to 1920. The Latin American and Pan American congresses are well represented, for example at Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Lima, Managua, Mexico, Montevideo, Panama, Rio de Janeiro, San José, San Salvador, Santiago and Tegucigalpa. Annexes supply further information on the Versailles treaty with Germany and the Covenant of the League of Nations.
Here is the Table of Contents. Further information about the collection is available here