Bryan Treaties Law and Legal Definition

Bryan treaties are a series of bilateral peace treaties designed to resolve disputes. They are named after Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. The first Bryan treaty was signed between the U.S. and Great Britain in 1914. Bryan treaties are recognized under international law as they are concluded for advancement of peace. A Bryan treaty requires the signatories to submit disputes to peace commissions.

However, all Bryan treaties are not identical. The following are the common features in Bryan treaties:

1.The signatories agrees to refer all disputes to Permanent International Commission for investigation ;

2.The signatories agrees not to begin hostilities before reporting of the dispute to the Permanent International Commission.