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TREATIES DUE TO THE NEGOTIATIONS OF THE PARIS PEACE CONFERENCE, SIGNED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, ON WHICH NO FURTHER ACTION WAS TAKEN.
TREATY BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL ALLIED AND ASSOCIATED POWERS AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA.
Signed at Saint-Germain-en-Laye September 10, 1919.
2. Full protection without dis-
4. Acquisition of nationality by
5. Option of nationality.
7. Equality of Czechoslovak na-
8. Treatment of minorities.
9. Language instruction in edu-
10. Ruthene territory south of Carpathians autonomous.
11. Special Ruthene Diet; powers. 12. Ruthene officials.
13. Equitable legislative representation.
14. Minority stipulations of international concern.
15. Diplomatic and consular representatives.
16. Applies rates of Austro-Hungarian customs tariff.
17. Equitable commercial treatment.
18. Treatment of foreign vessels. 19. Communications and transit provisions.
20. Adhesion to international conventions.
Annexes specifying conventions.
21. Extension to League of Nations members; ratification. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH EMPIRE, FRANCE, ITALY, AND JAPAN, the Principal Allied and Associated Powers,
on the one hand
on the other hand; Whereas the union which formerly existed between the old Kingdom of Bohemia, the Markgraviate of Moravia and the Duchy of Silesia on the one hand and the other territories of the former
1 Ratifications have been deposited by the British Empire, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, and Japan.
Austro-Hungarian Monarchy on the other has definitely ceased to exist, and
Whereas the peoples of Bohemia, of Moravia and of part of Silesia, as well as the peoples of Slovakia, have decided of their own free will to unite, and have in fact united, in a permanent union for the purpose of forming a single sovereign independent State under the title of the Czecho-Slovak Republic, and
Whereas the Ruthene peoples to the south of the Carpathians have adhered to this union, and
Whereas the Czecho-Slovak Republic in fact exercises sovereignty over the aforesaid territories and has already been recognised as a sovereign independent State by the other High Contracting Parties. The United States of America, the British Empire, France, Italy and Japan on the one hand, confirming their recognition of the Czecho-Slovak State as a sovereign and independent member of the Family of Nations within the boundaries which have been or may be determined in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Peace with Austria of even date;
Czecho-Slovakia on the other hand, desiring to conform her institutions to the principles of liberty and justice, and to give a sure guarantee to all the inhabitants of the territories over which she has assumed sovereignty;
The High Contracting Parties, anxious to assure the execution of Article 57 of the said Treaty of Peace with Austria,
Have for this purpose named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say:
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: The Honourable Frank Lyon POLK, Under-Secretary of State; The Honourable Henry WHITE, formerly Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States at Rome and Paris;
General Tasker H. BLISS, Military Representative of the United
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND AND OF THE BRITISH DOMINIONS BEYOND THE SEAS, EMPEROR OF INDIA:
The Right Honourable Arthur James BALFOUR, O.M., M.P., His
The Right Honourable Andrew BONAR LAW, M.P., His Lord
The Right Honourable Viscount MILNER, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., His
The Right Honourable George Nicoll BARNES, M.P., Minister
for the DOMINION of CANADA:
The Honourable Sir Albert Edward KEMP, K.C.M.G., Minister of the Overseas Forces;
for the COMMONWEALTH of AUSTRALIA:
The Honourable George Foster PEARCE, Minister of Defence; for the UNION of SOUTH AFRICA:
The Right Honourable Viscount MILNER, G.C.B., G.C.M.G.;
for the DOMINION of New Zealand:
The Honourable Sir Thomas MACKENZIE, K.C.M.G., High Commissioner for New Zealand in the United Kingdom; for INDIA:
The Right Honourable Baron SINHA, K.C., Under-Secretary of
THE PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC:
Mr. Georges CLEMENCEAU, President of the Council, Minister of War:
Mr. Stephen PICHON, Minister for Foreign Affairs;
Mr. Louis-Lucien KLOTZ, Minister of Finance;
Mr. Jules CAMBON, Ambassador of France;
HIS MAJESTY THE KING OF ITALY:
The Honourable Tommaso TITTONI, Senator of the Kingdom,
The Honourable Vittorio SCIALOJA, Senator of the Kingdom;
HIS MAJESTY THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN:
Mr. André TARDIEU, Commissary General for Franco-American
Viscount CHINDA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of H.M. the Emperor of Japan at London;
Mr. K. MATSUI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of H.M. the Emperor of Japan at Paris;
Mr. H. IJUIN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of H.M. the Emperor of Japan at Rome; THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECHO-SLOVAK REPUBLIC, by:
Mr. Karel KRAMAR, President of the Council of Ministers;
Mr. Edward BENEŠ, Minister for Foreign Affairs;
Who, after having exchanged their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed as follows:
Czecho-Slovakia undertakes that the stipulations contained in Articles 2 to 8 of this Chapter shall be recognised as fundamental laws and that no law, regulation or official action shall conflict or interfere with these stipulations, nor shall any law, regulation or official action prevail over them.
Czecho-Slovakia undertakes to assure full and complete protection of life and liberty to all inhabitants of Czecho-Slovakia without distinction of birth, nationality, language, race or religion.
All inhabitants of Czecho-Slovakia shall be entitled to the free exercise, whether public or private, of any creed, religion or belief, whose practices are not inconsistent with public order or public morals.
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