DECLARATION OF PARIS

Definition of DECLARATION OF PARIS in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECLARATION OF PARIS

The name given to an agreement announcing four important rules of international law effected between the principal European powers at the Congress of Paris in 1856. These rules are: (1) Privateering is and remains abolished; (2) the neutral flag covers enemy's goods, except contraband of war; (3) neutral goods, except contraband of war, are not liable to confiscation under a hostile flag; (4) blockades, to be binding, must be effective.

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