The Secretary-General of the League of Nations ( Drummond ) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 24.]
Sir: On June 12th 1929, the Council of the League of Nations considered the report of the Representative of Italy, of which a copy is enclosed,21 and adopted the following resolution:
“The Council adopts, together with the draft Protocol annexed thereto,22 the report submitted to it by the Committee of Jurists on the question of the accession of the United States of America to the Protocol of Signature of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice.23
Accordingly, it instructs the Secretary-General:
- to reply to Mr. Kellogg’s note of February 19th 1929, and communicate to the United States Government, together with the present Council resolution, the text of the said report and of the said draft Protocol;
- to make the same communication to the States Signatories of the Protocol of December 16th, 1920, and to transmit also to those States the text of the resolution of the Senate of the United States, dated January 27th, 1926, embodying the latter’s reservations.
In order that the Assembly, being, like the Council, a body whose procedure in regard to the method of seeking Advisory Opinions from [Page 16] the Court would be affected by the adoption of the Protocol proposed by the Committee of Jurists, may have an opportunity of expressing its opinion thereon, the Council decides to instruct the Secretary-General to transmit to the Assembly the report of the Committee and the draft Protocol and to place the question on the supplementary agenda of the Xth ordinary session of the Assembly.”
In execution of this decision of the Council, I have the honour to transmit to you, herewith, the document C.142.M.52.1929, which contains on page 15 and the following pages the text of the report mentioned in the resolution and that of the Protocol annexed thereto.
I venture to send these texts in this form in order that they may reach you without delay. I beg, however, to add that it is intended to print a separate document containing the report and the Protocol in question, copies of which I will not fail to transmit to you as soon as possible.
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