Three thousand delegates from 120 countries are taking part in the World Conference on Peace Through Law.
Three thousand delegates from 120 countries are taking part in the World Conference on Peace Through Law.The conference, which is meeting in Washington, D.C., has attracted some of the greatest legal minds in the world.Most of them are high court justices in their country.The Soviet Union, which was invited to send their representatives, did not send anyone to the conference.
The main speaker of the conference's first session was U.S.chief Supreme Court justice, Earl Warren.Warren said that prospects for an international rule of law were improving.He said his optimism was based on the belief that only a rule of law between nations could save mankind from a nuclear catastrophe.
Warren added that a world system was no more impossible than the splitting of an atom or shooting a missile to Mars.
However, there were many delegates not as optimistic.Several of the African delegates said the world must rid itself from racial discrimination before it could achieve an effective system of international law.Other delegates said it will take a long time before Justice Warren's dream is realised.