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The court may also give an advisory opinion
upon any dispute or question referred to it
by the Council or by the Assembly.
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