No. 249 NAI DFA 417/105

Michael MacWhite to Desmond FitzGerald
(N.S. 01/119)

Geneva, 11 July 1924

A Chara,

I am forwarding you herewith a copy of a letter which I received this morning from the Director of the Legal Section of the League of Nations with reference to the registration of the Treaty.

In order to avoid any misinterpretation of this letter by us the Official who has to do with Registrations showed me copies of several letters of a like nature which were forwarded to other countries in corresponding cases. I have supplied the information asked for, and, as all the formalities have now been fulfilled, the formal Registration will take place at once. I expect to have official notice to that effect by Monday or Tuesday next.

It would seem that the League authorities spent three or four days discussing our demand for Registration and its various phases but, because of our Membership of the League, no valid objection could be raised against the steps we have taken in the matter.

Is mise, le meas,
[signed] M. MacWhite


Geneva, 11 July 1924


[Matter omitted]

The practice has become established of effecting registration of treaties and international engagements communicated to the Secretary-General on their coming into force, and it is a usual procedure to have a statement to this effect in hand at the time of registration. Would you be good enough, therefore, to inform me whether the Treaty which you communicated has been ratified in accordance with the provisions of its Article 18, as well as the date on which the Treaty came into force?

I have the honour to be,
Your obedient Servant
for the Secretary-General
(signed) VAN HAMIL
Director of the Legal Section

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