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Spirit' In Sdr. L011Sr P/^°pin?n' quite faUacious. The Déclaration of Par s, m effect, modified the rules of our Prize Courts for the benefit

tl SJi r baSfd inte™ational comity, and was not intended to modify the law applicable to British ships or British subjects in cases

bv sa^nfthtt T6 n0t,crerned-ItS CffeCt P°SsibIy * surnmed up by saying that. it assrrnüates neutral ships to neutral territory but it is impossible to base on this assimilation any argument for the immumtv tlTZ ^ m 5?* SIÜPS- - The ca*es in P^i mXiT If

riatin. Th T*? ° CXerC1Se kS andent Ti*hts of seizing and appropÓ ï§. n g°ods °f enef y ^ects on land, it is because the advantage to be thus gained has been small compared with the injury therebv

SS?*"1 P7atC ÜldividUalS °r " °rder to insure simaar ^tment of British goods on enemy territory. But one of the greatest advantages

t^sre^l r 6 aMit? 1° Cr|PPk-an enemy'S -teVnal trade, and for on t £ h °l 5 Uëht °f Selzm& and aPFopriating enemy goods

on the high seas, or in territorial waters, or the ports or harbours of the

thiSd^n.11^ Cn to fal1 into desuetude. In order to attain

unhHH f h ?\°- T P°Wer m the fuUeSt de&ee our Courts have always l^^ut °f,Selzmg such S00ds< ™en when in neutral bottoms, TAt^.ïfl TayS °r «"P**** in the exercise of that

2 ti™ S T ** WM deemed to be a ^gitimate exercise öf sea power in time of war or because on some future occasion they themselves might be belhgerents and desire to exercise a similar right on their ol bSf welhThPWi!f WGf rf P?nsible f0r the Declaration of Paris had not to sWnsa^

ships against the injury thereby mflicted on private owners, but against

^tJoT^t °Vnteinati0nal C°mity- The fact that we on the

altar of international comity a considerable part of the advantages incident to power at sea is no legitimate reason for making a further sacritice where no question of international comity can possibly arise

Voir aussi 1'affaire des marchandises débarquées a la Ville du Cap de deux navires anglais Surat and Kathiawar (8i).

II n'est pas autrement lors même que les marchandises expédiées avant le début des hostüités, auraient gagné leur port de destination également avant cette époque, si ce n'était par le fait de Ihtat capteur lui-même que le transport vers ce port eüt été retarde. Voir le jugement :

Linaria (91) : „The goods were shipped (by a Turkish trader in Bagdad! ped at Bussorah, on to another steamer. It is admitted that the.

facTThr^iffi.6 SUbjGCt' lTurk' 1 have been t0 say that the biet that difhculties arose at Bussorah which caused delay in tranship-

Theïeïno^ fr°m entitled to ^e these^X en^my good?. ^ COntention- The Soods when captured were-

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