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The Mineral Sanction as an Aid to International Security
The Mineral Sanction as an Aid to International Security
By Sir Thomas H. Holland
Oliver and Boyd, 1935, 95 pp

A little book deserving wide attention. The author argues that Article 16 of the Covenant (providing for sanctions against recalcitrant members) is so inclusive that the chances of its being used are very slight, and that the provision for sanctions should be supplemented by a new agreement. He proposes that, when a nation has been convicted of aggression by the League, the members should unite in refusing it any supply of minerals, on the theory that since no state, however powerful, is able to get along without importing minerals, the aggressor will soon be brought to heel.