KNOW YOUR LEAGUE PROGRAM LESSON X Department of International Co-operation 1. Legislative measures relating to international co-operation have to be passed by the Congress of
the United States, therefore the Virginia League of Women Voters has no legislative program separate from that of the national League. The Virginia League co-operates through Va. Senators and Representatives in Congress with the National League in the passage of such legislation which takes the form usually of treaties and appropriations for the army and navy.
2. The Virginia League recommends especially for study the present status of the adherence of the
United States to the World Court.
3. The United States voted for entry into the World Court on Jan 27th with the following reservation:
(See "Root Formula and the World Court", pg 14-15)
4. These reservations were considered by ________ at________ in______ 5. All except ______were acceptable. This reservation concerned ________, and it was
suggested that the U.S discuss the matter further. The U.S. refused to do this and a deadlock ensued but the whole subject was not closed.
6.The question of the entrance of the U.S. into the Court was reopened in the Senate in ____.
by Senator_____, after President Coolidge made it known that he favored renewal of negotiations
7.Circumstances which contributed favorably to reopening negotiations were __________
and the election of __________to the position of judge in the World Court
8. Established in ____, the Court has been is active session since ____. On the original
committee of jurists who drew up the plan for the World Court the U.S. was represented by ____ He was again appointed by the League Council to serve on the committee of jurists meeting in Geneva in 1929 to consider amending the Constitution of the World Court. The unexpectedly rapid development and successful operation of the Court during the seven years of its existence made certain amendments advisable.
9. The question of the American entry into the Court having lapsed since ___. Mr. Roott ook this
opportunity to present a formula designed to harmonize the American point of view and that of the signatory nations and to facilitate the entry of the U.S. into the Court.
10. This formula resulted in a ________ which safeguards the interests of all nations without
surrendering the position of either side. The definite provisions of this protocol are (See "Root Formula and the World Court", pg 26-19)
11. This protocol (treaty_ will be considered by the ______ at its next session beginning _____.
and if favorably acted on and then ratified by all the countries concerned, the United States will be able to enter the Court.
13. How can local Leagues and individuals help promote entry of U.S. into the Court? Suggestions for study: Program of Study and Support of Va League of Women Voters, 1929-1930 Program of Work of National League of Women Voters Explanation of Program of Dept. of International Co-Operation to Prevent War of the National
League of Women Voters
The Root Formula and the World Court, pub. by Nat. League of Women Voters