“The world is a dangerous place to live in; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
(Albert Einstein – refugee from Nazi Germany)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Paris Peace Treaty 1947

Treaty of peace with Hungary. Signed at Paris, on 10 February 1947

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Australia, the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, Canada, Czechoslovakia, India, New Zealand, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Union of South Africa, and the People's Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as the States which are at war with Hungary and actively waged war against the European enemy States with substantial military forces, hereinafter referred to as "the Allied and Associated Powers", of the one part,

and Hungary, of the other part;

Whereas Hungary, having become an ally of Hitlerite Germany and having participated on her side in the war against the Union of Soviet Socialist Repub lics, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and other United Nations, bears her share of responsibility for this war;

Section I
Article 4
Hungary, which in accordance with the Armistice Agreement has taken measures for dissolving all organisations of a Fascist type on Hungarian territory, whether political, military or para-military, as well as other organisations conducting propaganda, including revisionist propaganda, hostile to the United Nations, shall not permit in future the existence and activities of organisations of that nature which have as their aim denial to the people of their democratic rights.(2)

(1) Hungarian translation: http://www.hunsor.se/dosszie/1947parizsibeke.pdf
      In English: http://untreaty.un.org/unts/1_60000/2/2/00002058.pdf
(2) The Hungarian law in force: http://www.opten.hu/jogiforum/light/torvtar/torvlist.php?twhich=2242
(3) Wikipédia: Paris Peace Treaties, 1947, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Peace_Treaties,_1947