World Court and International Law

Archive Report

Movement to Strengthen World Court

A new movement to promote the rule of law among nations appears to be making some headway in this country despite, or because of, the growing part played by force and threats of force in world affairs. President Eisenhower observed in his State of the Union message last January that all peoples were “sorely tired of the fear, destruction, and the waste of war” and were seeking “to replace force with a genuine rule of law among nations.” The President said it was his purpose, during the final two years of his administration, to intensify efforts toward this end. Measures to be proposed later would include “a re-examination of our own relation to the International Court of Justice.”

Vice President Nixon, ...

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