Menu JTA Search

U.S. Will Not Sign U.N. Covenants on Human Rights

The United States will not sign, nor ratify, any of the proposed international covenants on human rights, Mrs. Oswald B. Lord, American delegate, told the UN General Assembly’s Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee yesterday.

Mrs. Lord said that the U.S. believes that in the present international political atmosphere the use of treaties cannot be a “productive method for promoting respect for human rights.” Mrs. Lord also criticized various specific clauses in the covenants.