Burckhardt Brads Danzig Racial Laws Violation of League Charter

The recent introduction of Nazi racial legislation by the Danzig Senate was branded as a violation of the League-guaranteed Free City constitution in a report submitted today by Prof. Karl Burckhardt, League of Nations High Commissioner for Danzig, to the League Council’s Committee of Three on the Free City.

The committee, meeting to consider the report, was understood to have discussed appointing a commission of jurists to decide whether the act was a violation of the constitution. Prof. Burckhardt was said to have opposed such procedure on the ground that it would take a long time and prevent the Council from taking a decision at the current session. The committee will meet tomorrow to decide if it is competent to arrive at decisions and submit conclusions to the Council for final action.

Well informed League circles denied rumors that Prof, Burckhardt was intending to resign as High Commissioner and that the League’s office in Danzig would be abolished. The High Commissioner was received today by Foreign Ministers Lord Halifax of Great Britain and Georges Bonnet of France.

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