Note on the Declaration for Open Diplomacy 6

The annexed tentative draft of a Declaration for Open Diplomacy7 contains provisions for publicity which are made to apply to existing as well as to future treaties and international agreements.

As regards treaties and international agreements made by a Power at war, the time in which publicity is to be had is extended until thirty days after the conclusion of peace instead of thirty days after the conclusion of the treaty or agreement, but in either case invalidity is the effect of the failure to make public.

  1. Reprinted from Miller, My Diary, vol. ii, p. 154.
  2. Supra.