League of Nations
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford 2007
26 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2009
Date Written: 2007
This entry gives a succinct overview of the work of the first 'world organization', the League of Nations. It recapitulates the drafting of the League's Covenant, assesses the role and record of the League's main organs, and evaluates the League's successes and failures.
Keywords: League of Nations, international organizations, history of international law, covenant, Treaty of Versailles, collective security, functionalism
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