The reorganisation of the refugee work was initiated following the decisions taken during the 10th Assembly to wind up the refugee organisation within 10 years. The file contains discussions, comments made by Messrs. T. Lodge, I. Kerno, Avenol, Walters on the operation and financial arrangements and the transfer of refugee operations to the League of Nations through the creation of a "International Refugees Office". It also proposed to creat an Executive Council or Committee to oversee the liquidation. It mentioned the nomination of a new High Commissioner following the death of F. Nansen. There was correspondence with other officials of the League, with individual who looked for openings in the new organisation and with an NGO called the "American Society for Relief of Russian Exiles, Inc.", "Joint Foreign Committee of the Jewish Board of Deputies and the Anglo-Jewish Association". It also contains the inputs to the draft report of the Secretary-Genera on the future organisation of refugee work and a League document A.34.1930.XIII dated 5 September 1930 on "Russian, Armenian, Assyrian, Assyro-Chaldrean and the Turkish Refugees - Report by the Inter-Governmental Advisory Commission attached to the High Commissioner for Refugees".League of Nations Political Section file (Mr. Kerno)
This series contains publications on Droit International and is comprised of 264 titles ranging in date from 1897 to 1971 (with greatest coverage in the 1920s and 1930s), containg brochures, bulletins, documents, Festschriften, journals, pamphlets, reprints and theses. Duplicate copies (16) and periodical issues (15) are included but not indifucually numbered. Publications concern 30 different countries and are written in 10 different languages, some items having several translations. All topics relate to International Law and include: the roles and rights of Diplomats; principles of the Geneva Convention; individual rights; international congresses; needs for, uses of and codification of International Law; government documents and reports of mediated disputes and tribunal documents; member lists; nationality laws; navigation and territory rights (water and air); the question of neutrality; political ideologies; schools of INternational Law in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the U.S., and The Hague; sovereignty of peoples; trade laws; treaties; treaty-making powers of countries and issues relating to the World Court and World peace in general.
Many of these items are rare even though reprints and government documents may possibley be available elsewhere. However, this collection is very useful and interesting for researchers working on International Law questions.
This series contains publications on Arbitrage Tribunaux International and is comprised of 101 titles ranging in date from 1899 to 1949 (with greatest coverage in the 1920s), containing brochures, bulletins, documents, pamphlets, and reprints (duplicate copies (19) are included but not indivually numbered). Publications concern 14 different countries and are written in 7 different languages, some items having several translations. All topics relate to Arbitration and include: boundary arbitration, commercial arbitration; Hague Peace conferences and the Court of Arbitration; international conferences; International Court of Justice communiques; International Court of Justice opinions and sentences; League of Nations cases and memoranda, analyses of arbitrations; lectures; mixed arbitral courts and settlements; Treaty of Versailles; Unites States relations with the World Courts, U.S. adherence to World Court, and public opinions about the U.S. and World Court; the World Court, its history, the protocol, and the Court as a factor in world peace.
Many of these items are rare even though reprints and government documents may possibley be available elsewhere. However, this collection is very useful and interesting for researchers working on Arbitrage questions.
This series is comprised of a total of 296 titles (included, but not indvidually numbered: 28 duplicated copies and 2 periodical issues). Brochures, reviews, booklets, documents, maps, pamphlets and reprints that were titled in this series referred to 22 countries. They were written in 12 languages and some have several translations. The period covered in this series ranges between 1917 and 1946, with the majority relating to the 1910s and 1920s. Topics of the publications are peace movements and their worldwide historical development as well as the activities of peace associations and societies. They also include thoughts and opinions of various authors on the question of peace and war and on the concept of the united world and permanent peace which might be accomplished by a universally recognised code of international law or the voluntary establishment of an organization that went beyond the confines of national culture.
This series is comprised of 870 titles ranging in dates from 1912-1959 (with the majority of items dated in the 1920s-1940s). The material - brochures, pamphlets, scripts, leaflets, posters, flyers and newspaper clippings - concerns peace societies and peace work in 10 different countries and is written in 8 different languages. Some publications have several translations, including a few items in Esperanto. Duplicate copies are included and individually numbered. Plubcations illustrate the activities of international peace societies such as the Federal Council of Churches in America, National Peace Council, League of Free Nations Association, World Movement for World Federal Government, Society of Friends (Quakers), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and League to Abolish War. This series also has extensive coverage on teh work of the National Council for Prevention of War.