chapter  2
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THE WAY TO UNIFORMITY OF MARITIME LAW IN RESPECT OF ARREST OF SHIPS

Unlike some other countries, the stipulations of a treaty duly ratified do not within the Empire, by virtue of the treaty alone, have the force of law. If the national executive, the government of the day, decides to incur the obligations of a treaty which involve alterations of the law, they have to run the risk of obtaining the assent of Parliament to the necessary statute or statutes.