International Law

29 July 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.