WHEREAS, the American Ethical Union, at its annual Delegate Assembly of April 20, 1973, in Tarrytown, New York, has been apprised of the precarious situation of some fellow Humanists in the Republic of Yugoslavia, and
WHEREAS, information of the most serious character has reached us concerning the economic and political future of Drs. Mihajlo Markovic, Svetozar Stojanovic, and Ljubomir Tadic, of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, and
WHEREAS, these philosophers with the full cooperation of their government participated in the World Congress of the International Humanist and Ethical Union at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston in 1970, and are therefore known to us as men of integrity and profound humanist convictions,
NOW THEREFORE, the American Ethical Union calls upon the President of the Republic of Yugoslavia, the U.N. Committee for Human Rights, and the U.S. representatives in Yugoslavia, to help maintain the abovementioned in the full enjoyment of their rights as citizens and professionals as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Republic of Yugoslavia and of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to which the Republic of Yugoslavia is a signatory,
AND URGES Ethical Humanists in the United States to support with appropriate acts the steps undertaken by Dr. J. T. Van Praag of The Netherlands, President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union in March, 1973, with the office of Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia on behalf of the human rights and freedom of thought of the abovementioned scholars.
Resolution prepared by Dr. Matthew Ies Spetter
Source: AEU 65th Annual Assembly Memo [job08scan]
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