International Law

July 29, 1965

The 16th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 26-31 July, 1965 in The Hague, Holland:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom,

Considering that from all times men have striven to establish systems of justice to govern human relations;

That in recent times they are attempting to set up a system of justice to govern relations between nations;

Observes that the development of the conception of justice is greatly retarded where nations are concerned;

That the same acts, which hare properly condemned at the individual level, are applauded at the level of the state; thus for example, the punishable crime of homicide becomes praiseworthy military duty;

Notes with satisfaction that the International Law Commission of the UN has now successfully taken up this problem thus starting a veritable revolution in international thought and conception as well as in the teaching of international law;

Resolves that the time has come to make every effort to intensify a system of justice between nations, corresponding morally and practically to that in force between individuals.

Access to Justice Human Rights Political and Civil Rights Social and Economic Rights United Nations International Resolution

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