Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 50 Part 2.djvu/415

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MULTILATERAL--MILITARY OBLIGATIONS-APRIL 12, 1930 Article 6. Any High Contracting Party may, when signing or ratifying the Reservations. present Protocol or acceding thereto, append an express reservation excluding any one or more of the provisions of Articles 1 to 3 and 7. The provisions thus excluded cannot be applied against the High Contracting Party who has made the reservation nor relied on by that Party against any other High Contracting Party. Article 7. If there should arise between the High Contracting Parties a dispute of any kind relating to the interpretation or application of the present Protocol and if such dispute cannot be satisfactorily settled by diplomacy, it shall be settled in accordance with any applicable agreements in force between the Parties providing for the settlement of international disputes. In case there is no such agreement in force between the Parties, the dispute shall be referred to arbitration or judicial settlement, in accordance with the constitutional procedure of each of the Parties to the dispute. In the absence of agreement on the choice of another tribunal, the dispute shall be referred to the Permanent Court of International Justice, if all the Parties to the dispute are Parties to the Protocol of the 16th December, 1920, relating to the Statute of that Court, and if any of the Parties to the dispute is not a Party to the Protocol of the 16th December, 1920, the dispute shall be referred to an arbitral tribunal constituted in accordance with the Hague Con- vention of the 18th October, 1907, for the Pacific Settlement of International Conflicts. Article 8. The present Protocol shall remain open until the 31st December, 1930, for signature on behalf of any Member of the League of Nations or of any non-Member State invited to the First Codification Con- ference or to which the Council of the League of Nations has com- municated a copy of the Protocol for this purpose. Article 9. The present Protocol is subject to ratification. Ratifications shall be deposited with the Secretariat of the League of Nations. The Secretary-General shall give notice of the deposit of each ratification to the Members of the League of Nations and to the non-Member States mentioned in Article 8, indicating the date of its deposit. Article 10. Settlement of dis- putes. Reference to arbi- tration or judicial set- tlement. 36 Stat. 2199. Open for signature until December 31, 1930. Ratification; de- posit. Notice of deposit. As from January 1st, 1931, any Member of the League of Nations Acessions. and any non-Member State mentioned in Article 8 on whose behalf the Protocol has not been signed before that date may accede thereto. Accession shall be effected by an instrument deposited with the Secretariat of the League of Nations. The Secretary-General of the League of Nations shall give notice of each accession to the Members of the League of Nations and to the non-Member States mentioned in Article 8, indicating the date of the deposit of the instrument. 125151--37-PT II--26 1321