Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population, 1923-1934 (Sub-Fonds)

Archive plan context

 

Information on identification

Title:Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population
Creation date(s):1923 - 1934
Level:Sub-Fonds
 

Information on extent

Extent:85 boxes
 

Information on context

Administration history:The Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population, was established further to a bilateral convention, the Convention of Lausanne of 30 January 1923.

The history of the Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population was different from the one of the Mixed Greco-Bulgarian Emigration Commission. The work of the Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population lasted longer and was much more complex than the work of the Mixed Greco-Bulgarian Emigration Commission. Apart from the appointment of the president and of neutral members, the Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population was independent from the League of Nations. The Mandatory delegates (depending on the Council of the League of Nations) were the neutral members of the Commission. They were responsible for the protection of these populations, which were excluded from the exchange planned in the Treaty of Lausanne and especially for the protection of the Albanian Muslim minority in Greece.
Archival history:The archive group of the Mixed Commission for the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Population is incomplete. What was sent from Istanbul to Geneva in 1934 and 1935 (or rather what was there in 1936), consisted only of one part of the archive group, because files were transferred to governments (the papers of the sixth and ninth under-commissions for example), papers were sorted locally or documents were destroyed, such as in 1940. What has been preserved, apart from the implementing procedures of the 1930 Convention of Ankara, consists mainly of the reports of the Commission, arbitral decisions taken by the neutral members, as well as the archive group of the Mandatory delegates for the protection of the Albanian Muslim minority in Greece.
 

Conditions of access and use

Finding aid file:MixedCommissionExchangeGreekTurkishPop.pdf
 

Usage

End of term of protection:12/31/1994
Permission required:None
Physical Usability:Without limits
Accessibility:Public
 

URL for this unit of description

URL:http://biblio-archive.unog.ch/detail.aspx?ID=2495
 
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