Message from the Federal Council of Switzerland to the Federal Assembly of Switzerland concerning the question of the accession of Switzerland to the Leagute of Nations (4.8.1919)
Federal Council dispatch (Mes)
L’opportunité d’une adhésion de la Suisse à la Société des Nations doit être évaluée à l’aune, d’une part, des avantages et inconvénients qu’elle impliquerait, notamment en termes de neutralité et d’indépendance, et, d’autre part, de l’intérêt supérieur de la paix et de la sécurité.
Included: Letter from the Peace Society to the Federal Council from 24.10.1917. Included: Speech of M. Scherrer-Füllemann, National Councillor and Member of the interparliamentary Council, delivered on the occasion of the examination of the Report of the Swiss Political Departement from 5.6.1918. Included: Speech on the problem of the League of Nations delivered by M. Felix Calonder, Federal Councillor, before the National Council of Switzerland from 6.6.1918. Included: Problems of the League of Nations. Bases of discussion, prepared for the Consultative Commission of the Federal Council by Prof. Dr. Max Huber, Legal Adviser to the Political Departement (Summer, 1918). Included: Historical development of the movement in favour of the League of Nations. (Extract from the protocol of the Session of the Federal Consultative Commission of the 7.11.1918). Included: Avant-projet of the Swiss Consultative Commission: Federal Covenant and Constitutional Statute of the League of Nations (November 1918-January 1919). Included: Report of the Federal Council to the Federal Assembly upon the projet for the Covenant of the League of Nations put forward by the Consultative Commission appointed by the Federal Council from 11.2.1919. Included: The Covenant of the League of Nations and the Paris Conference. Draft Covenant of the League of Nations from 14.2.1919. Included: Note of the Federal Council to the Conference of Paris with regard to the Proposals of Switzerland. (Early in March 1919). Included: Proposals (in form of amendments to the projet of 14.2.1919) made by the Swiss Delegation to the Conference of Neutrals at Paris. Included: Definitive text of the Covenant of the League of Nations adopted by the Paris Conference. Included: The Neutrality of Switzerland. The Acts of 1815 concerning Neutrality from 20.3.1815. Included: Memorandum of the Swiss Federal Council relating to the Neutrality of Switzerland from 8.2.1919. Included: French and English texts of Art. 435 of the Treaty of Peace of 28.6.1919. Included: Convention of The Hague of 18.10.1907 respecting the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers and Persons in War on Land. Included: Seat and organisation of the League of Nations. Note of M. Calonder, Federal Councillor, to M. Clemenceau, President of the Peace-Conference from 22.3.1919. Included: Expenses of the Secretariat. Included: Provisions of the Peace-treaty which concern the League of Nations. Various Articles of the Peace-treaty. Included: Extract from the Declaration made on the 16.6.1919 by the Allied and Associated Powers in answer to the counter-proposals of the German Government with regard to the Treaty of Peace. Included: International Labour-Legislation. Convention creating a permanent organisation for the international regulation of labour from 11.4.1919.