When world leaders thought you shouldn’t need passports or visas, by Speranta Dumitru, Associate Professor of Political Sciences, Université Paris Descartes – USPC
The idea of abolishing passports is almost unthinkable. But in the 20th century, governments considered their “total abolition” as an important goal, and even discussed the issue at several international conferences.
The first passport conference was held in Paris in 1920, under the auspices of the League of Nations (the predecessor of the United Nations). Part of the Committee on Communication and Transit’s aim was to restore the pre-war regime of freedom of movement.