The Minister in Ethiopia (Southard) to the Acting Secretary of State

No. 1224

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Legation’s No. 1211 of July 5 [3], 1933, reporting names of the committees appointed by the Ethiopian Government and the local Diplomatic Corps, respectively, to study a law of procedure for the Special Tribunal (Mixed Court).

The committees have now actually begun their meetings and will, it is understood, meet on an average of about twice a week to carry on what will probably be a lengthy and tedious bit of work. The Ethiopian Committee has offered as a basis for the joint commission’s studies the “Auberson Projet” of which copy was enclosed with the Legation’s No. 1103 of December 24, 1932,6 and which had been previously considered by the Diplomatic Corps as too long and cumbersome for practical application.

Respectfully yours,

Addison E. Southard
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