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Collection Scope and Content Note


Background documents, court transcripts, other legal documents, notes, correspondence, and maps relating to cases in which Professor Briggs was involved or consulted. Cases include the Barcelona Traction Company case, a border dispute between Honduras and Nicaragua, 1960; a dispute between Chile and Argentina over the interpretation of the Boundary Treaty of July 23, 1881 relating to the Beagle Channel, 1973-1975; two cases involving delimitation of the Contintental Shelf between Libya and Tunisia, ca. 1978-1981, and between Libya and Malta, ca. 1983-1986; a case between the United States and Canada over the delimitation of the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Maine area; arbitration between the United Kingdom and French governments on the delimitation of the Continental Shelf (in the English Channel). Also, working documents for the United Nations Conference on the Law of Treaties held in Vienna, 1968.

Also, material on the 1964 National Conference of Commissioners, New York State Commission of Uniform State Laws (1962), drafts of Uniform Commercial Code prior to 1952 and 1960, and preparation for introduction of the code in new York.

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