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Reservation made at signature and maintained at ratification:

Under reservation of the declaration made in the plenary session of the Conference of August 17, 1907 :

"The delegation of Austria-Hungary having accepted the new Article 22a [which became the last paragraph of Article 23] on condition that Article 44 of the Convention now in force be maintained as it is, cannot consent to the Article 44a [which became Article 44], proposed by the Second Commission." (Statement of Mr. Mérey von Kapos-Mére, Actes et documents de la Deuxième Conférence internationale de la Paix 1907, vol.I, p.86).

SOURCE : J.B.Scott, The Hague Conventions and Declarations of 1899 and 1907, New York, 1915, p.131.