Bryan Arbitration Treaties

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Definition of Bryan Arbitration Treaties

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Bryan Arbitration Treaties : (Bryan Treaties, Bryan Arbitration Treaties)

(named after William Jennings Bryan, US Secretary of State 1913-15)

The series of treaties, signed at Washington in 1914, that established permanent commissions of inquiry. Such inquiries were designed to resolve differences between the United States of America and a large number of foreign states. The treaties were not all identical, but had the following key feature in common: the *high contracting parties agreed (1) to refer all disputes that diplomatic methods had failed to resolve to a Permanent International Commission for investigation and report, and (2) not to begin hostilities before the report was submitted.

See also inquiry.

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