Page 4079

4079 UNIVERSAL HISTORY-THE MODERN WORLD.

invited, refuse to accept the obligations of

membership in the League for the purposes

of such dispute, the Council may take such

measures and make such recommendations

as will prevent hostilities and will result in

the settlement of the dispute.

ARTICLE XVIII.

Every convention or international engagement entered into henceforward by any

member of the League shall be forthwith

registered with the Secretariat, and shall,

as soon as possible, be published by It. No

such treaty or international engagement

shall be binding until so registered.

ARTICLE XIX.

The Assembly may, from time to time,

advise the reconsideration by members of

the League of treaties which have become

inapplicable, and the consideration of international conditions whose continuance might

endanger the peace of the world.

ARTICLE XX.

The members of the League severally

agree that this covenant is accepted as abrogating all obligations or understandings

inter se which are inconsistent with the terms

thereof, and solemnly undertake that they

will not hereafter enter into any engagements inconsistent with the terms thereof.

In case a member of the League shall,

before becoming a member of the League,

have undertaken any obligations inconsistent with the terms of this covenant, it shall

be the duty of such member to take immediate steps to procure its release from such

obligations.

ARTICLE XXI.

Nothing in this covenant shall be deemed

to affect the validity of international engagements, such as treaties of arbitration or

regional understandings like the Monroe

Doctrine, for securing the maintenance of

peace.

ARTICLE XXII.

To those colonies and territories which,

as a consequence of the late war, have

ceased to be under the sovereignty of the