Guarantee of Minority Rights for All Nations is Proposed at Geneva
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Guarantee of Minority Rights for All Nations is Proposed at Geneva

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A resolution proposing a world convention be established guaranteeing the human and political rights of minorities everywhere and the organization of an emigration agency to facilitate the emigration of minorities, was offered at the fourteenth League of Nations Assembly in session here today.

The resolution was presented by Dr. Frangulies, Greek jurist and general secretary of the International Diplomatic Academy in Paris, who is acting as representative of the Haitian Republic.

Dr. Frangulies’ resolution, if adopted, would guarantee Jewish rights in all countries now threatened by political anti-Semitism. It proposes that all countries, including Germany, undertake to guarantee elementary human and political rights, particularly equality before the law, irrespective of race and religion, and protection of life and freedom.

The resolution would extend to all the countries of the world the protection for national minorities now guaranteed in only a few countries in Europe by special treaties.

The German delegation, it was learned today, is withdrawing its opposition to the Dutch resolution and will not fight its acceptance. This resolution, introduced in the Assembly Friday by Jonkheer de Grarff, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, demands international collaboration for a solution of the many and varied problems to which the existence of a large body of refugees from Nazi Germany has given birth, and requests the League to consider plans and take steps to bring about a practical solution of the refugee question.

The resolution, it is expected, will be referred to the League’s second commission for the study of the technical details involved. With German opposition withdrawn, and strong support for the resolution is sured from countries bordering on Germany which have most strongly felt the economic burdens imposed by the presence of numbers of refugees, it appeared certain today that

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