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The Society in the Fifties

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The Annual Meeting and the Journal were especially important fora for the serious development of ideas about what was commonly called the law of nations. In 1951, the U.N. Committee on International Criminal Jurisdiction prepared a report containing the committee's Draft Statute for an International Criminal Court. The United States government, like the governments of other U.N. Member States, was asked to comment on the report. In 1952, the Nominating Committee proposed a "sense of the Society" resolution stating that "in electing a president it is the normal expectation that tenure is to be for one year only". In 1952, the Executive Council adopted a policy for an ongoing regional meetings program. In 1955, the Society established a committee to explore the idea of cooperating or merging with the American Branch of the International Law Association. In November 1958, Edgar Turlington presented a report to the Executive Council.

Keywords: Executive Council; International criminal jurisdiction; Nominating Committee; U.N. committee



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