Editors. "Declaration of Paris abolishes privateering". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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The Paris Declaration respecting Maritime Law is issued in an attempt to abolish privateering. It defines the nature of contraband and blockade, and recognises the principle of 'free ships free goods'.