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(Compromissory Clause)

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Article 8, the compromissory clause meant to settle disputes over the application or interpretation of the provisions of the 1926 Slavery Convention did not appear in either the 1925 British Draft Protocol or the 1925 Draft Convention, though some consideration was given to the issue during the drafting process of 1925. The Nansen proposal that a compromissory clause be inserted into the 1926 Slavery Convention was accepted, as it received generally favourable comments by States in their observations on the 1925 Draft Convention. Viscount Cecil of Chelwood introduced the provision in his 1926 Report of the Sixth Committee to the Assembly of the League of Nations he noted that the "article is substantially identical with articles of the same nature which have been inserted in several international conventions negotiated during the recent years under the auspices of the League of Nations".

Keywords: 1925 Draft Convention; compromissory clause; Viscount Cecil



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