INTERNATIONAL: Case of Oscar Chinn

Grave and reverend seniors in their black silk gowns and dainty lace jabots are the 15 judges of the Permanent Court of International Justice at the Hague, better known as the World Court. It is their privilege to meet in one of the pleasantest, most impressive of courtrooms, the great Peace Palace built by Andrew Carnegie in 1913. To underwrite their deliberations all member nations pay, through the League of Nations, annual sums totaling about $500,000 (each judge's salary is $18,000 a year), and are expected to lay before the court for...

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