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STATES THAT HAVE RATIFIED THE PROTOCOL

Albania

France Australia

Great Britain Austria

Greece Belgium

Haiti Brazil

India Bulgaria

Italy Canada

Japan China

Latvia Cuba

Lithuania Czecho-Slovakia Netherlands Denmark

New Zealand Esthonia

Norway Finland

Poland

Portugal
Roumania
Kingdom of the

Serbs, Croats

and Slovenes Siam Spain Sweden Switzerland Union of South Africa Uruguay Venezuela

Total 36

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i This indicates that the Optional Clause has been accepted for a period of five years.

? Subject to acceptance also by at least two of the powers permanently represented on the Council.

: Ratification of the Protocol included ratification of the Optional Clause.

ORIGINAL COMPOSITION OF THE COURT President....

.M. Loder (Dutch)
Vice President. ..M. Weiss (French)
Judges

.M. Altamira (Spanish)
Commendatore Anzilotti (Italian)
M. Barboza (Brazilian)
M. de Bustamante (Cuban)
Lord Finlay (English)
M. Huber (Swiss)
Mr. Moore (American)
M. Nyholm (Danish)

M. Oda (Japanese)
Deputy Judges. .M. Beichmann (Norwegian)

M. Negulesco (Roumanian)
M. Wang Chung Hai (Chinese)

M. Yovanovitch (Serbian)
Registrar....

M. Hammarskjöld By-Election: As a result of the death of M. Ruy Barboza, a

by-election took place in September 1923, when M. Epitacio da Silva Pessoa, former President of Brazil, was elected in his place.

SESSIONS OF THE COURT

Held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, Holland Preliminary Session, January 30, 1922 to March 24, 1922

Devoted to the preparation of the Court's rules and procedures and to other administrative work connected

with its judicial and advisory activities. First Session. (Ordinary)

June 15, 1922 to August 12, 1922 Second Session. (Extraordinary)

January 8, 1923 to February 7, 1923 1 Monthly Summary of the League of Nations, Vol. IV, No. 1

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February 15, 1924.

Third Session. (Ordinary)

June 15, 1923 to September 15, 1923 Fourth Session. (Extraordinary)

November 12, 1923 to December 6, 1923.

ADVISORY OPINIONS GIVEN BY THE COURT
No. 1-Given by the Court on July 31, 1922 upon the

following question:
"Was the Workers' Delegate for the Netherlands

at the Third Session of the International
Labor Conference nominated in accordance
with the provisions of paragraph 38 of Article
389 of the Treaty of Versailles?"

Affirmative

No. 2- Given by the Court on August 12, 1922 upon

the following question:
“Does the competence of the International

Labor Organization extend to international
regulation of the conditions of labor of
persons employed in agriculture?"

Affirmative

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No. 3-Given by the Court on August 12, 1922 upon

the following question:
"Does examination of proposals for the organiza

tion and development of methods of agricul-
tural production, and of other questions of a
like character, fall within the competence of

the International Labor Organization?"

Negative I Publications of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Series B. Nos. 1-8, inclusive.

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No. 4-Given by the Court on February 7, 1923 upon

the following question:

"Is the dispute between France and Great

Britain as to the Nationality Decrees issued in Tunis and Morocco (French Zone) on November 8, 1921 and their application to British subjects by international law solely a matter of domestic jurisdiction or not?"

Negative
No. 5-Given by the Court on July 23, 1923 upon

the following question:

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“Do Articles 10 and il of the Treaty of Peace

between Finland and Russia, signed at Dorpat on October 14th 1920, and the annexed Declaration of the Russian Delegation regarding the autonomy of Eastern Carelia, constitute engagements of international character which place Russia under an obligation to Finland as to the carrying out of

the provisions contained therein?" The majority of the Court, composed of seven

judges arrived with regret at the conclusion that the Court was incompetent to give an opinion.

No. 6–Given by the Court on September 10, 1923 on

"Certain Questions relating to settlers of German

origin in the territory ceded by Germany to Poland.”

That the points referred to in (a) and (b) of the
Resolution of the Council of the League of

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