U.S. to Present Its Human Rights Proposals This Week at Geneva

The United States proposals for a milder program of human rights than the covenants discussed and drafted by the United Nations Human Rights Commission for the past five years will formally be introduced to the current session of the commission this week, it was indicated here today.

The proposals, broadly outlined by President Eisenhower Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Mrs. Oswald E. Lord, American delegate to the Commission, earlier this month, brought forthright statements of regret from many delegates. However, American sources have indicated that the U.S. has received strong, although informal, support for its new suggestions.

In essence, the U. S. program would call for the establishment of a world study con human rights, submission of regular annual reports by member states to the commission on the enforcement of human rights and the setting up of advisory services for the member states by the commission The U. S has attacked the draft covenants worked out earlier, asserting that human rights observance is not enforceable in such fashion.

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