CONFERENCES: An Army of Principles

In a spacious marble building in New Delhi last week, earnest men from 53 nations quietly undertook a task of more potential importance to 20th century man than the cracking of the atom or the exploration of space. Their goal: to foster the rule of law throughout the world by denning the minimum legal safeguards that all men everywhere could reasonably demand of their governments.

The men who met in New Delhi were members of a unique organization—the International Commission of Jurists. Born in 1952 out of revulsion at the drumhead trials then...

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