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Members of the Executive Council to serve until 1925 Edwin M. Borchard Harry Pratt Judson
Wilbur J. Carr Arthur K. Kuhn
John Foster Dulles Jesse S. Reeves
Charles G. Fenwick Ellert C. Stowell
Pursuant to the amendment to the Constitution just adopted, the members of the Executive Council above named were all new men who had never served upon the Council. The Honorary President, the President and all of the Vice-Presidents were reelected, with the addition of the Honorable Chandler P. Anderson, the Honorable John Bassett Moore and Professor George Grafton Wilson to fill the vacancies caused by the deaths of the Honorable P. C. Knox, Honorable Horace Porter, and Chief Justice White.
Resolutions regarding the three deceased Vice-Presidents were unanimously adopted and spread upon the minutes, as was likewise a resolution relating to the late Lord Bryce.
At the meeting of the Executive Council which took place upon the adjournment of the Society, the following committees and officers were elected:
Hon. Chandler P. Anderson Hon. David Jatne Hill
Mr. Charles Noble Gregory Hon. Robert Lansing
Hon. Elihu Root, President
Hon. Oscar S. Straus, Chairman
Mr. Charles Cheney Hyde, Treasurer
Mr. James Brown Scott, Recording Secretary
Mr. Charles Henry Butler, Corresponding Secretary
EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
James Brown Scott, Editor-in-Chief Chandler P. Anderson Charles Cheney Hyde
Philip Marshall Brown Robert Lansing
Charles Noble Gregory John Bassett Moore
Amos S. Hershey Jesse S. Reeves
David Jayne Hill George G. Wilson
Theodore S. Woolsey
George A. Finch
Standing Committee on Selection of Honorary Members: George G. Wilson, Chairman; Jackson H. Ralston, Theodore S. Woolsey.
Standing Committee on Increase of Membership: Oscar S. Straus, Chairman; Philip Marshall Brown, Charles Cheney Hyde, John H. Latane, Jesse S. Reeves, William C. Dennis.
Auditing Committee: Jackson H. Ralston, Charles Ray Dean.
Committee on Annual Meeting:1 James Brown Scott, Chairman; Philip M. Brown, William C. Dennis, Charles G. Fenwick, George A. Finch, Robert Lansing, John H. Latane, Breckinridge Long, Lester H. Woolsey.
Committee For The Advancement Of International Law
Elihu Root, Chairman
Subcommittee No. 1
To restate the established rules of international law, especially, and in the first instance, in the fields affected by the events of the recent war.
David Jayne Hill, Chairman Edwin D. Dickinson George A. King
Charles B. Elliott Harry Shepard Knapp
Charles Noble Gregory Robert Lansing
Amos S. Hershey Harold S. Quigley
Gordon E. Sherman
Subcommittee No. 2
To formulate and agree upon the amendments and additions, if any, to the rules of international law shown to be necessary or useful by the events of the war and the changes in the conditions of international life and intercourse which have followed the war.
Harry Pratt Judson, Chairman Edwin M. Borchard John H. Latane
Sterling E. Edmunds Raleigh C. Minor
William I. Hull Charles H. Stockton
Howard Thayer Kingsbury James L. Tryon
Arthur K. Kuhn Quincy Wright
1 Appointed by Chairman Scott by authority of the Executive Council.
Subcommittee No. 3
To endeavor to reconcile divergent views and secure general agreement upon the rules which have been in dispute heretofore.
George Grafton Wilson, Chairman Chandler P. Anderson Frederic R. Coudert
Simeon E. Baldwin Henry G. Crocker
Percy Bordwell. John Foster Dulles
Clement L. Bouve Lawrence B. Evans
Philip Marshall Brown Charles Cheney Hyde
Charles Henry Butler Breckinridge Long
William Miller Collier Frank C. Partridge
Lester H. Woolsey
Subcommittee No. 4
To consider the subjects not now adequately regulated by international law, but as to which the interests of international justice require that rules of law shall be declared and accepted.
Paul S. Reinsch, Chairman Cephas D. Allin W. R. Manning
Francis W. Aymar James H. Oliver
George C. Butte J. H. Ralston
W. C. Dennis Jesse S. Reeves
Edward C. Eliot Ellery Cory Stowell
Charles G. Fenwick Eugene Wambaugh
Edward A. Harriman Thomas Raebubn White
Frank H. Wood
The only notable change in the list of officers was the resignation of the Honorable Chandler P. Anderson, Treasurer of the Society since its organization. The following remarks and motion, the latter of which was unanimously adopted, shows the appreciation felt by the Society for Mr. Anderson's services:
Mr. Charles Henry Butler. This meeting marks an epoch in the annals of the Society. For fifteen years the financial affairs of the Society have been in the hands of the same man, who accepted the responsibilities years ago as a favor to the Society, and has continued to perform the duties of Treasurer ever since. We all know that it has not been, by any means, a sinecure and that he has devoted a large part of his time and a great deal of his strength and mentality to the affairs of this Society, and no Society has ever had a more devoted and self-sacrificing official than this Society has had in Mr. Anderson.
I, therefore, move that we tender him our sincere thanks, and an expression of appreciation of what he has done, and our regret that it is necessary that we lose his valuable services.
The Sixteenth Annual Meeting closed with a banquet at the Washington Hotel on the evening of Saturday, April 29. Dr. Harry Pratt Judson, President of the University of Chicago, presided, and the guests of honor were Chief Justice William Howard Taft, of the Supreme Court of the United States, Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, and the Honorable Henry W. Temple, a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. The Chief Justice gave an interesting account of the action of the Supreme Court in suits between states; Mr. Davis touched upon international subjects, especially the immigration problem, from a point of view quite novel to international lawyers; and Mr. Temple made a scholarly address on the survival of tried methods in political development and urged the cooperation of enlightened men and women with the legislature in international matters.
The full texts of the addresses and papers, together with the verbatim report of the discussions, are being printed in the volume of annual proceedings, and will be ready for distribution within a few weeks. The volume may be obtained by members and subscribers for $1.50.
George A. Finch.
. THE THIRTIETH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION
The thirtieth conference of the International Law Association, of London, (founded in 1873) was held at The Hague in the Palace of Peace August 30 to September 3, 1921. The printed report of the conference has now been issued. It consists of a compact volume of 541 pages giving the proceedings in general, together with a second volume of 312 pages devoted to the proceedings of the Maritime Law Committee. There was a registered attendance of 366 members at The Hague, including many eminent names from England and the United States. Among the latter are Hollis Bailey, Esq., representing the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Honorable Charles B. Elliott, Dr. C. H. Huberich, Professor Edwin R. Keedy, Dr. Arthur K. Kuhn and Honorable Everett P. Wheeler. From England a very large delegation attended, including Sir Alan Garrett Anderson, Professor Hugh H. L. Bellot, Major Norman Bentwich, Sir Graham Bower, Viscount Cave, Right Hon. Sir Henry Duke, Professor A. Pearce Higgins, Sir Norman Hill, Sir William J. Noble, George G. Phillimore, Esq., Lord Phillimore, Captain J. Bell White, Roland Vaughan Williams, Esq., K. C. and Lord Justice Younger. Maltre Edouard Clunet was there from France; His Excellency Louis Franck and Gaston de Leval from Belgium. The Conference was opened by His Royal Highness, Prince Henry. Professor Dr. D. Josephus Jitta, Councillor of State of The Netherlands, President of the Association, presided.
There were innumerable social courtesies and entertainments extended to the members by The Netherlands Government, the municipality of The Hague and many important organizations and individuals, and there were excursions to Rotterdam and Amsterdam and to Delft, the tomb of Grotius, and a special deputation was received by the Queen.
The papers were many of them devoted to suggestions as to the League of Nations or the International Court. Jonkheer Dr. B. de Jong van Beek en Donk advocated a revision of the Covenant of the League so as to provide a central council of conciliation as a permanent organ of the League.
Dr. C. J. Colombos advocated a Permanent International Prize Court to sit at The Hague and to exist as and form a part of the same system with the Court of International Justice.
Miss Sophy Sanger, of the League of Nations International Labor office, submitted an elaborate paper on "The Permanent Court of International Justice and Labour Cases," which led to a spirited debate. Lord Phillimore thought it contained suggestions that the court should decide, not upon proper principles of construction, but upon general ideas as to what ought to be the law and even a hint that it should almost wrest the law in favor of the laboring or hard-working classes. These suggestions, he insisted, tended "to be dangerous." Mr. Jelf spoke stoutly for the rights of free or nonunionist labor. He intimated that the Treaty of Versailles was made by politicians who seem hardly to have considered the rights of free labor. He asked the Association to remember its rights. Miss Sanger replied very reasonably and effectively disclaiming the meaning attributed.
Honorable Charles B. Elliott, of Minneapolis, presented a very extended paper on "The Monroe Doctrine Exception in the League of Nations Covenant." He took the ground that the American people refused to enter the League because it required them to "make a complete break with their past," that they were unwilling to give up freedom of action as to foreign affairs, and that the reservations as to the Monroe Doctrine were ambiguous and unsatisfactory.
Mr. Hollis Bailey intimated that in his opinion quite different reasons determined the course of the United States and that many persons in the United States wished their country to join the League.
Mr. J. Arthur Barratt very cogently replied saying: "We know perfectly well that Mr. Bailey does represent a considerable section of the United States who are in favor of the League of Nations, but by far the larger proportion are at present opposed to it. . . . We have also got to remember that at the last election in the United States, Mr. Harding was elected on the ground, very largely, if not almost entirely, that the policy of Mr. Wilson with reference to the League of Nations was repudiated in its existing form. Mr. Harding was elected by the largest majority of votes over his opponents that has ever been taken in the United States, so that there is no doubt whatever that the opinion of the American people, as registered in that manner, is against the existing form of the League of Nations."
"The Protection of National Minorities," was the theme of Dr. De Auer, of Budapest, and the kindred subject of "The Minorities' Rights and the