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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.
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.
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.
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
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
To those colonies and territories which,
as a consequence of the late war, have
ceased to be under the sovereignty of the