500.C114/488: Telegram

The Consul at Geneva (Tuck) to the Secretary of State

Substance Department’s telegram of April 3, 5 p.m., informally brought to the attention of member of judicial section [of] Secretariat, who stated, as his personal opinion, that while there exist no express provisions in the protocol and in the absence of precedent, he considered it very doubtful whether member state of League, signatory of Court protocol, would automatically be deprived of its status of signatory of protocol by withdrawal from League.

Assuming this to be the case, member state, in order to withdraw from Permanent Court, might resort to one of two methods: (a) denunciation [Page 11] of protocol; (b) invite other signatories to release it from its obligations in this connection these conditions [sic].