The Senate and the Multilateral Treaty

Archive Report

The multilateral treaty for renunciation of war signed at Paris, August 27, 1928, by representatives of fifteen nations is, by its terms, to take effect between them as soon as all their several instruments of ratification shall have been deposited at Washington.1 Within a fortnight after the ceremony at Paris, thirty-three nations, including Soviet Russia, had announced their intention of adhering to the treaty2 When it has been ratified by the fifteen original signatories, the treaty is to remain open as long as may be necessary for adherence by all the other powers of the world and is to come into effect between these powers and the other signatories immediately upon the deposit of their instruments of ratification. Unless ratified by all of the ...

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