Report of the International Commission on the Balkan Wars
Report of the International Commission to Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars is a document published in the Washington D.C. in 1914 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
The International Commission to Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars consisted of university professors and other prominent individuals from France, Great Britain, United States, Germany, Austria and Russia. Among the members of the Commission there were three Nobel Prize winners.
The Commission went to the Balkans at the beginning of August and remained until the end of September 1913. After returning to Paris all the material was processed and released in the form of detailed report. The report speaks of the numerous violations of international conventions and war crimes committed during the Balkan Wars. The information collected were published by the Endowment in the early summer of 1914, but were soon overshadowed by the beginning of the First World War.
Members of Commission
- Josef Redlich (Austria-Hungary, professor of law at the University of Vienna)
- Walther Schücking (Germany, professor of public international law, the first German judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice in The Hague)
- Francis Wrigley Hirst (United Kingdom, editor of The Economist)
- Henry Noel Brailsford (United Kingdom, journalist)
- Paul-Henri-Benjamin Balluet d'Estournelles (France, senator, winner of the 1909 Nobel Prize for Peace)
- Justin Godart (France, politician, French National Assembly)
- Pavel Milyukov (Russia, historian, member of State Duma)
- Samuel Train Dutton (Columbia University, United States).
- (in English) Report of the International Commission to Inquire into the Causes and Conduct of the Balkan Wars. Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 1914. Retrieved 25 September 2018 – via Internet Archive.