U.N. Failure to Finance Surveys on Bias Evokes Protests

A vigorous protest against the United National failure to provide funds for surveys by the Sub commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities was adopted unanimously today, with Judge Philip Halpern, American Jewish jurist, one of the leaders of the unusual action.

Both Judge Halpern and the Soviet expert, A.A. Fomin-who has frequently opposed Judge Halpern’s views-joined other sub commission members in drafting the resolution complaining against being hobbled because of lack of funds. The resolution, which expressed “deep regret” at the lack of consideration shown the sub committee, proposed that two studies in fields of minority discrimination be made in 1956, to make up for the fact that no studies will be conducted in 1955.

Thus Judge Halpern’s subject, discrimination against minorities in religious beliefs and practices, has been virtually assured 1956 action providing today’s protest results in a monetary appropriation next Fall.

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