The Minister in Ethiopia (Southard) to the Secretary of
, October 26,
[Received November 22.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the
Legation’s No. 1264 of October 17, 1933, forwarding a draft of the
Diplomatic Corps proposal for reorganization and reform of the
Special Tribunal (Mixed Court).
As stated in our No. 1264 each local Legation sent this proposal to
its Government for approval or instruction. My British colleague has
obtained by telegraph his Government’s approval and comment, which
he outlines in a letter of October 19, 1933, to each local Legation.
A copy of the letter is herewith enclosed for the information of the
The British Minister in Ethiopia (Broadmead) to the American
, October 19,
Monsieur le Ministre: I have the honor
to inform Your Excellency that I have received a telegram from
my Government advising me that it approves the proposals drawn
up for the reform of the Special Tribunal, including the
proposal that salaries be paid in gold pounds.
At the same time the Foreign Office asks whether it would not be
desirable to make provision to have the clerk of the Court take
the place of a judge who for any reason must be absent from
court and at the same time appoint a deputy clerk.
As for the question of the jurisdiction to which a foreign judge
would be subject, the Foreign Office proposes as a possible
solution that there be formed a tribunal ad
hoc composed of the Ethiopian judge and of the two
other foreign judges, to whom it would be well to add, for
example, three consuls general, namely, of France, of Italy and
of His Britannic Majesty or of the United States.
I am sending a copy of this letter to each interested