The International Mandates

The International Mandates

The International Mandates

The International Mandates

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The author first intended to write his dissertation on the subject of the Application of the Mandates System in the Near East. In this intended work the first chapter was to deal with the question: What is a Mandate? In the attempt to answer this question the author had to go into the history of the theory and principles of the Mandates System; he had to make a study of the complicated machinery of Mandatory Administration; and, finally, he had to subject the whole system to a legal analysis so as to make clear to himself the juristic status of a mandated territory in international law.

The answer to the question: What is a Mandate?, grew to such dimensions that the author thought it best to make it a study by itself. He has therefore treated the question of the international mandates from three points of view--historical, descriptive, and analytical--to each of which three chapters are devoted.

The first, second, and fourth chapters deal respectively with the historical background before the creation of the Mandates System, the making of Article 22 of the Covenant of the League of Nations, and the antecedents of the concepts and methods of the Mandates System in modern history.

The fifth chapter gives a general description of the interrelationship between the many factors in man-

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