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4077 UNIVERSAL HISTORY-THE MODERN WORLD.

The court may also give an advisory opinion

upon any dispute or question referred to it

by the Council or by the Assembly.

ARTICLE XV.

If there should arise between members of

the League any dispute likely to lead to a

rupture, which is not submitted to arbitration as above, the members of the League

agree that they will submit the matter to

the Council. Any party to the dispute may

effect such submission by giving notice of

the existence of the dispute to the Secretary

General, who will make all necessary arrangements for a full investigation and consideration thereof. For this purpose the

parties to the dispute will communicate to

the Secretary General as promptly as possible statements of their case, all the relevant facts and papers; the Council may

forthwith direct the publication thereof.

The Council shall endeavor to effect a

settlement of any dispute, and if such efforts

are successful, a statement shall be made

public, giving such facts and explanations

regarding the dispute and terms of settlement thereof as the Council may deem appropriate.

If the dispute is not thus settled, the

Council either unanimously or by a majority

vote shall make and publish a report containing a statement of the facts of the dispute and the recommendations which are

deemed just and proper in regard thereto.

Any member of the League represented

on the Council may make public a statement of the facts of the dispute and of the

conclusions regarding the same.

If a report by the Council is unanimously

agreed to by the members thereof other than

the representatives of one or more of the

parties to the dispute, the members of the

League agree that they will not go to war

with any party to the dispute which complies with the recommendations of the report.

If the Council fails to reach a report

which is unanimously agreed to by the

members thereof, other than the representatives of one or more of the parties to the

dispute, the members of the League reserve

to themselves the right to take such action