Owing to the political crisis in Australia, the Australian representative
was not ready to sign on September 19th, but he signed the next day. So also did the Canadian representative, whose signature had been delayed by the necessity of waiting for instructions from Canada. He embroidered slightly on the British reservation in regard to inter-Imperial disputes by adding the 'remark that, although it was an accepted part of Canadian policy that members of the British Commonwealth should settle their Own disputes, " a doubt may exist as to such reservation being consistent with Article 86 of the Statute of the Court."
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