Jay D. Terry


Over twenty years have passed now since Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt expressed the hope that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights "may well become the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere." In the same breath, she recognized that the Universal Declaration did not "purport to be a statement of law or of legal obligation." But the members of the world community had unanimously enumerated the rights of men and all that remained was for men of good will to provide for the effective implementation of those rights.