What is 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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