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U.N. Group Convening at Lake Success on Monday to Draft International Bill of Rights

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Members of the drafting committee of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights will begin meeting here on Monday, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, head of the Commission, to prepare a preliminary draft of an International Bill of Rights.

The Economic and Social Council in a resolution adopted March 28 decided that the draft prepared by the committee should be submitted to the second session of the Commission on Human Rights, which is tentatively scheduled for the end of August and the beginning of September, either in Geneva or at Lake Success.

The draft, as developed by the Commission on Human Rights, will then be submitted to all member states of the United Nations for their observations and proposals and these will be considered as a basis for a re-draft, if necessary, by the drafting committee. The resulting draft will again be referred to the Commission on Human Rights and, subsequently, to the Economic and Social Council which will recommend an International Bill of Human Rights to the General Assembly in 1948.

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