World Peace Through World Law

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World Peace Through World Law, first published in 1958, was a book by Louis B. Sohn and Grenville Clark proposing a Revised United Nations Charter[1]. Among other suggestions, they proposed:

  • Allocating votes in the UN General Assembly based on member nations' populations;
  • Replacing the UN Security Council with an Executive Council with China, India, USSR, and the US as permanent members, and no veto power; and
  • Making a World Police Force the only military force permitted in the world.

Cultural references[edit]

In one passage of Rex Stout's 1959 detective novel Champagne for One, the character Nero Wolfe is mentioned as sitting behind his desk reading World Peace Through World Law. Wolfe is greatly impressed with the book, to the point of forgetting the current mystery he is involved in solving, and says to his colleague Archie Goodwin that he must read it, too (ch.VII).