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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

Egypt,   pp. 216-228 PDF (4.3 MB)


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EGYPT
PROPOSAL BY GREAT BRITAIN TO RECONSTITUTE THE MIXED
COURTS AND TO TRANSFER TO THEM THE JURISDICTION
EXERCISED BY THE CONSULAR COURTS-INVITATION TO THE
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE NOMINATIONS
TO FILL A VACANCY IN THE MIXED COURT OF APPEAL
883.05/148: Telegram
The Charge in Egypt (De Billier) to the Acting Secretary of State
CAIRO, March 6, 1920.
[Received March 7-9:30 a.m.]
23. Mailing draft today laws for reconstruction the Mixed Courts.
Article 1, explanatory memorandum reads:
"The reconstruction of the Mixed Tribunals amounts in effect
to the transfer to the Mixed Tribunals of the jurisdiction hitherto
exercised by the consular courts. The draft laws in which the
scheme for the reorganization of the Mixed Tribunals is contained
have been prepared upon the assumption that before they come
into force the foreign powers will have entered into agreements
with Great Britain for closing their consular courts. It is also
assumed that such agreements will recognize the special position
which Great Britain enjoys in Egypt and will confide to her the
powers which are necessary to enable her to discharge satisfactorily
the duties which that special position imposes upon her both towards
Egypt itself and towards foreigners in Egypt."
DE BILLIER
833.05/159a: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Charge in Egypt (De Bizlier)
WASHINGTON, May 7, 1920-5 p.m.
25. Department understands Judge Tuck has resigned.
This Government desires appoint Judge CrabitZs to Court of
Appeals. Take up matter orally immediately with proper author-
ity and report.
COLBY
883.05/160: Telegram
The Chharge' in Egypt (De Billier) to the Secretary of State
CAIRO, May 11, 1920-4 p.m.
[Received 5: 55 p.m.]
44. Department's May 7, 5 p.m. The Minister for Foreign
Affairs taking note of the Government's desire that Judge Crabite's
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