World Law: Ancient Goal

In the city where civilization first fashioned an international rule of law, a small group of lawyers and jurists last week sought to write new laws for an age that seeks that ancient and still distant goal: world peace. The Rome meeting was called the European Conference of World Peace Through the Rule of Law, and was the fourth and final "continental" gathering (the others were held in Costa Rica, Japan and Nigeria) in preparation for a worldwide rule of law conference planned for New Delhi next year.

The 150-page working paper had...

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