Anglo-French Joint Naval Commission
Location of the New Hebrides, today's Vanuatu.
|Status||Anglo-French Joint Naval Commission (1887–1889) |
Franceville, New Hebrides (1889–1890)
Anglo-French Joint Naval Commission (1890–1906)
|Historical era||British Empire |
French colonial empire
The Anglo-French Joint Naval Commission was in charge of the territory of the New Hebrides in the period 1887–1889 and again in 1890–1906. It was briefly suspended by the constitution of the unrecognized independent state of Franceville.
The New Hebrides became a neutral territory under the loose jurisdiction of the Commission, established by a Convention on 16 October 1887, for the sole purpose of protecting French and British citizens, but claimed no jurisdiction over internal native affairs.