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Internationalize Bill of Rights, Dorothy Thompson Urges

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The Bill of Rights must be internationalized and made superior to all national sovereignties in whatever form of society follows the present war, Dorothy Thompson declared today in her syndicated column, published in the New York Herald Tribune.

“Whatever form of political or economic society follows this war must be based upon the Rights of Man,” Miss Thompson said. “That Bill of Rights must be international ized; it must be superior to all national sovereignties; it must be a political First Commandment for all governments; it must be the charter of all peoples’ liberties, and it must be written into all constitutions.

“For this war and the events leading up to it have proved that without such a universal respect for human rights there can be neither civilization nor peace, nor any real progress. It is on the basis of the liberty of the person that all men are really brothers.”

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