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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

Liberia,   pp. 785-857 PDF (27.0 MB)


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lease lands for residential, scientific, religious, philanthropic, manu-
facturing, commercial and mortuary purposes; to employ agents of
their choice, and generally to do anything incidental to or necessary
for the enjoyment of any of the foregoing privileges upon the same
terms as nationals of the State of residence or as nationals of the
nation hereafter to be most favored by it, submitting themselves to
all local laws and regulations duly established.
  The nationals of either High Contracting Party within the ter-
ritories of the other shall not be subjected to the payment of any
internal charges or taxes other or higher than those that are exacted
of and paid by nationals of the State of residence.
  The nationals of each High Contracting Party shall enjoy freedom
of access to the courts of justice of the other on conforming to the
local laws, as well for the prosecution as for the defense of their
rights, and in all degrees of jurisdiction established by law.
  The nationals of each High Contracting Party shall receive within
the territories of the other, upon submitting to conditions imposed
upon its nationals, the most constant protection and security for their
persons and property, and shall enjoy in this respect that degree of
protection that is required by international law. Their property
shall not be taken without due process of law and without payment of
just compensation.
  Nothing contained in this Treaty shall be construed to affect exist-
ing statutes of either of the High Contracting Parties in relation to
emigration or to immigration or the right of either of the High Con-
tracting Parties to enact such statutes, provided, however, that noth-
ing in this paragraph shall prevent the nationals of either High Con-
tracting Party from entering, traveling and residing in the territories
of the other Party in order to carry on international trade or to engage
in any commercial activity related to or connected with the conduct
of international trade on the same terms as nationals of the most
favored nation.
                           ARTICLE III
  The dwellings, warehouses, manufactories, shops, and other places
of business, and all premises thereto appertaining of the nationals of
each of the High Contracting Parties in the territories of the other,
used for any purposes set forth in Article I, shall be respected. It
shall not be allowable to make a domiciliary visit to, or search of any
such buildings and premises, or there to examine and inspect books,
papers or accounts, except under the conditions and in conformity
with the forms prescribed by the laws, ordinances and regulations
for nationals of the state of residence or nationals of the nation most
favored by it.
789
LIBERIA


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