Peace and human rights activist Garry Davis was one of its most active promoters, beginning soon after the end of World War II. Disillusioned by the role that he had played as a United States bomber pilot, he renounced his United States citizenship in 1948, and devoted the last 65 years of his life advocating for a “world without borders,” arguing that it is the existence of nation-states that makes war possible. He was widely recognized as “World Citizen No. 1,” and he lived out his days, until age 91, engaged in the struggle for world government, out of his modest home in South Burlington, Vermont. His obituary is one of the very few that have run on the front page of the New York Times. Garry, and a Chicago-based international human rights lawyer, Luis Kutner, produced a rough draft of a statute for a court that proposed to adjudicate matters of “world law.” Their vision was arguably naive from the standpoint of public international law, because there is (as yet) no fully-functioning world government, and therefore, no legislatively-mandated “world law.” That said, there is a growing body of public international law that is evolving from the increasing proliferation of bilateral and multilateral treaties which can credibly be argued to constitute an incipient body of world law. As Garry confronted his final battle with cancer, he asked Burlington, Vermont attorney, Mark Oettinger, who had been appointed by the United States District Court in 2000 to represent Garry in a prosecution that had arisen out of one of Garry’s many acts of civil disobedience, to travel to India in order to participate in the annual meeting of the world’s Chief Justices. Mark should advance, he said, his vision of a “World Court.” Mark agreed to go, albeit with an agenda limited to advancing the World Court of Human Rights.