In 1923 War Resisters’ International (WRI) moved its headquarters to England. The No More War Movement had become an affiliate of the organisation. Members of WRI took part in the No More War demonstration that year. It was quickly decided that an international conference was required to work the future direction of the organisation, which already had members in Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Planning for such an event took time and it wasn’t until July 1925 that it actually took place at Hoddeston in Hertfordshire. Ninety five representatives from 20 countries took part.
The outcomes of the conference included a Constitution and a Statement of Principles. The following people were elected: A. Fenner Brockway as Chair and H. Runham Brown as Secretary, and an International Council made up of Helen Stocker (Germany), Marianne Rauze (France), Premsil Pitter (Czechoslovakia), Jo Meijer (Holland), Olga Misar (Austria). Allan Degerman (Sweden), Hans Kohn (Palestine) and Harold Bing (Britain).
D. Prasad, 2005. War is a Crime Against Humanity: The Story of War Resisters’ International. London: War Resisters’ International.