|Seen||"Murdoch and the Cloud of Doom"|
Prasad explains to Murdoch, "Gases tend to be most effective in enclosed spaces... underground mines, bunkers, that sort of thing... so effective that last year at the Hague Convention a declaration was put forth banning asphyxiating gases from warfare. Which was rendered all but useless when the United States and Great Britain refused to sign it." And warns him, "If this moving picture is real, this man has created a whole new compound with a capacity for destruction the likes of which we have never seen."
The Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907 are a series of international treaties and declarations negotiated at two international peace conferences at The Hague in the Netherlands. The First Hague Conference was held in 1899 and the Second Hague Conference in 1907. Along with the Geneva Conventions, the Hague Conventions were among the first formal statements of the laws of war and war crimes in the body of secular international law. A third conference was planned for 1914 and later rescheduled for 1915, but it did not take place due to the start of World War I.