60. The structure of the Conventions.

(3)     Weapons and Methods of Warfare

(i)     The Hague Conventions 1899 and 1907

60.     The structure of the Conventions.

At the Hague Conference in 1899, declarations prohibiting the use of asphyxiating gases1 and expanding bullets2 were signed, and at a further Hague conference in 1907 conventions were signed relating to:

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    (1)     the peaceful settlement of international disputes3;

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    (2)     the limitation of the use of force to recover contract debts4;

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    (3)     the opening of hostilities5;

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    (4)     the laws and customs of war on land6;

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    (5)     the rights and duties of neutral powers and persons in war on