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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.


Special Commissions - Successes

Working Conditions: banning use of white lead in paint, improved working conditions.
Refugees: 400,000 POWs returned, installed refugee camps during a crisis in Turkey.
PCOB: Blacklisted 4 companies involved in the drug trade