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Jews Ask Inter-american Conference for Machinery to Implement Declaration of Rights

The World Jewish Congress has called on the Inter-American Conference at Bogota to establish machinery in various Latin American countries to implement provisions of the parley’s proposed Declaration of the Rights of Man, the Congress announced here today. The American Jewish Committee has submitted a similar memorandum to the Conference.

The W.J.C. document urged the inclusion of provisions in the Declaration to “guarantee the equality of all in the enjoyment of all rights without regard to race, religion, sex, origin and political creed,” and to make clear “that none of the freedoms set forth in the Declaration shall be exploited to disseminate racial, religious or similar forms of hatred.” It also asked for a provision “implementing the right to education in such a manner as to conform with the principles of democracy” and to the “strengthening of respect for human rights and to combating the spirit of intolerance and hatred against other rations or racial, religions and other groups.”