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Permanent Court Of International Justice

Volume 244: debated on Friday 7 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the British members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, before making nominations for the position of judge of the permanent court of international justice, consulted their highest court of justice, their legal faculties and schools of law, and their national academies and national sections of international academies devoted to the study of law, in accordance with Article 6 of the statute of the court?

I am not in a position to state what action was taken by the members of the British national group before making their nominations. Each national group, no doubt, takes into account the recommendation contained in paragraph 6 of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice, but the exact procedure adopted by the British national group has been left to its own discretion.