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5 Int'l L. News 1 (1976)

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LAW NEWS                      M\
Volume S. Number I  Section of International Law  American Bar Association  January 1976

Chairman's Message
Midwinter Meeting of the
Section's Council
This message is devoted to the Midwinter meeting of
the Section's Council held at Cancun, Mexico, Decem-
ber 5-7  hich considered numerous subjects.
The Council approved a new
resolulion and report drafted
by its United Nations Activities
Committee. urging U.S. ratifi-
cation of the Genocide Conven-
tion. That resolution will now
be submitted to the House of'
Delegates. which previously
disapproved ratification by a
close vote in 1970. The Council
also approved  a resolution   Rkhad P. Brown, Jr.
urging that the ABA seek accreditation to the U.N.
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) so as to be
able to submit the views of the ABA to the U.N. on
appropriate matters.
The Council approved three resolutions submitted
by the Committee on Relations between the Executive
and Legislative Branches concerning the effect of
Executive Agreements. They express opposition to
pending congressional legislation which would pur-
port to provide a congressional veto over executive
agreements; suggest clarifying definitions of the
phrase international agreements as used in the
Case Act. and a provision that Congress may dis-
regard any such agreements not transmitted to Con-
gress, as required by that Act; and propose a concur-
rent resolution of Congress stating the sense of Con.
gress. to be communicated to foreign governments, as
to the limitations upon the binding effect of certain
executive agreements.
At the insistence of the Committee on the Law of the
Armed Forces, the Council also voted to submit a
resolution commending the U.S. Ratification of the
Geneva Protocol of 1925 and the Geneva Convention
on Biological Weapons, and voted to oppose an As-
sembly resolution which would condemn and repu.
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diate the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes tribunals.
There was considerable discussion of a proposed
resolution of the United Nations Activities Committee
calling upon the ABA to condemn the U.N. General
Assembly's recent resolution equating Zionism with
racism. The resolution and report were referred back
to that Committee for further consideration and
consultation with other Section Committees as to the
legal issues raised and the effect of such a resolution
on the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of
Racial Discrimination, which the Section has pre.
viously supported.
The Budget Officer presented his report-sum-
marized elsewhere in this issue-showing a proposed
net balance for 1975-76 of S500; but certain commit-
tees then requested and received approval of appro-
(continued on page 7)
Section Statement of
Income and Expenses
The Condensed Statement of Income and Expenses
for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1974, was published
in the April 1975 issue of International Law News.
For that year the Section had a deficit of $18.665.12.
We publish herewith the Condensed Statement of
Income and Expense for the fiscal year ending June
30, 1975, as well as the Condensed Statement for the
Budget for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976.
This year the Section had a surplus of $3.341.45.
This is good news. However, the additional income
was generated from the proceeds of the sale to Fred B.
Rothman and Company of volumes 1-7 of The Inter-
national Lawyer for 55,500. This type of income is
not available every year. Absent that extraordinary
income, the Section would have had a deficit of
$2,158.55.                (continued on page 8)
Elsewhere in This Issue:
Division Reports  .......................  2
Committee News  .......................  5
International Law  Seminar ...............  7

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