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THE RESOLUTION OF THE LEAGUE
(December 10, 1934)
GENEVA, Dec. 10,1934.-Text of the resolution of the League of Nations Council on the Marseille assassinations:
I. THE COUNCIL, convinced that it interprets the sentiments of the whole League of Nations;
Unanimously deploring the crime which occasioned the loss of the lives of the knightly King Alexander I of Yugoslavia, the unifier, and Louis Barthou;
Condemns this odious crime, Associates itself with the mourning of the Yugoslav nation and the French nation,
And insists that all those responsible should be punished.
II. THE COUNCIL recalls
That it is the duty of every State neither to encourage nor tolerate on its territory any terrorist activity with a political purpose;
That every State must do all in its power to prevent and repress acts of this nature and must for this purpose lend its assistance to governments which request it;
Is of the opinion that these duties devolve particularly on members of the League of Nations in view of the obligations of the Covenant in relation to the engagements they have undertaken to respect the territorial integrity and existing political independence of other members.
III. THE COUNCIL,
Desirous that good understanding on which peace depends should exist between the members of the League and expressing its confidence that they will avoid anything which might be of a nature to compromise it;
Noting that as a result of discussions which have taken place before the Council and documents which have been comunicated to it, particularly diplomatic correspondence exchanged between the Hungarian and Yugoslav Governments from 1931 to 1934, various questions relative to the existence or activities outside Yugoslav territory of terrorist
elements have not been settled in a manner which has given satisfaction to the Yugoslav Government;
Being of the opinion as a result of these discussions and documents that certain Hungarian authorities may have assumed, at any rate through negligence, certain responsibilities relative to acts having connection with the preparation of the Marseille crime;
Considering on the other hand that it is incumbent on the Hungarian Government, conscious of its international responsibilities, to take at once appropriate punitive action in the case of any of its authorities whose culpability may have been established;
Convinced of the good-will of the Hungarian Government to perform this duty;
Requests it to communicate to the Council the measures it takes to this effect.
IV. THE COUNCIL,
Considering that rules of international law concerning the repression of terrorist activities are not at present sufficiently precise to guarantee efficiently international cooperation in this matter,
Decides to set up a committee of experts to study this question with a view to drawing up a preliminary draft of an international convention to assure the repression of conspiracies or crimes committed with political and terrorist purpose;
Decides that this committee shall he composed of ten members, one each from the governments of Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Rumania, Spain, Switzerland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, each of these governments being invited to appoint a member;
Refers to this committee for examination of the suggestions presented to the Council by the French Government and requests other governments which may wish to present suggestions to send them to the Secretary General so that they may be examined by the committee;
Invites the committee to report to the Council so that the latter may apply the procedure laid down in the Assembly's resolution of the 25th of September, 1931, concerning the drawing up of general conventions negotiated under the auspices of the League of Nations.
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