Flashcards in Structure And Weaknesses Of The League Deck (10)
The Assembly - Function
International Parliament, containing reps from each member, meeting once a year. Debated disputes, elected PCIJ members and divided budget.
The Council - Function
Smaller group of nations which met more regularly. 4 permanent members (BRI FRA ITA JAP) and 4 temporary for a 3 year term. They can veto decisions that the assembly make.
The Secretariat - Function
Responsible for organisation and carrying out of any action decided by the League. Made up of experts from different fields of expertise.
PCIJ - Function
Solved international disputes. Any country could raise issues. 11 judges and 4 deputies with 11 year terms. Can only offer advice.
Special Commissions - Function
Special groups put in place to tackle issues:
Intl. Labour Organisation, Health Organisation, Permanent Central Opium Board, Commission for Refugees, Disarmament Commission.
Assembly - Issues
Losing WWI Nations not represented, USA, USSR not present, opinions not shown, only met once a year, votes had to be unanimous.
Council - Issues
Had disproportionate power to the Assembly, could veto and pass unanimous or not chosen decisions, temporary members on,y had 3 years to influence.
Secretariat - Issues
Couldn’t carry out military actions, meaning that they had enforcement powers undermined.
PCIJ - Issues
Could only give advice in rulings with no actual power, 15 different judges led to lack of consensus.