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Le Droit Du Danube International
Le Droit Du Danube International
By Henri Hajnal
Nijhoff, 1929, 324 pp

The work of the Danube Commission will always be interesting as one of the first experiments of its kind, and there has been no dearth of treatments of the subject. But this book, by an eminent Hungarian jurist, is unique because it reviews the whole question in the light of the unpublished material in the archives at Vienna. Going back to the provisions of the Treaty of Paris of 1856, the author examines the working of the commission and the various modifications made by later international agreements. An important part of the book is devoted to the war and post-war periods, and there is an illuminating discussion of the vexed problem of the representation of non-riverain states on international river commissions. The author speaks as a recognized authority on the subject, and the book is of real importance for the study of general principles as well as for the history of a concrete case.