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The Formative Years

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American participants in the Hague Peace Conferences of 1899 and 1907 placed great faith in the concepts of arbitration and adjudication. This, it has been asserted, was an outgrowth of classical legal ideology: faith in the idea that maintenance of order depended more on a social norm - a realization that order served everyone's long-term interest - than on the use of state power. At the eleventh Lake Mohonk Conference, held from May 31 to June 2, 1905, the American Society of International Law was conceived. By then, international lawyers had become a significant presence among the Conference participants. Moreover, the Society - has at various times, particularly in the 1990s and into the 21st century, engaged in programs to try to enhance public awareness of international law as a force for justice and order in the world. The Society's discussion in 1917 began with abstract papers on international organization.

Keywords: American society; Hague Peace conferences; Lake Mohonk conference



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