U. N. Body Requests a Study of Discrimination in Emigration Rights

The United Nations Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted today a resolution requesting that a UN study be conducted on “discrimination in the matter of the right of everyone to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. The final version of the resolution represents a departure from the original text in that it omits all mention of the term “emigration. “

Another resolution adopted provides for further studies by the subcommission in the field of discrimination and protection of national minorities. It requests the UN Secretary General to submit to the Subcommission a list of rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which could usefully be studied from the point of view of prevention of discrimination, with a view to assisting the Subcommission to select those rights which, subject to the approval of the Commission on Human Rights and the Economic and Social Council, would form the subject of its future work program.”

The Subcommission will meet Friday on the question of “protection of minorities” as well as on “measures to be taken for the cessation of any advocacy of national, racial or religious hostility that constitutes an incitement to hatred and violence, jointly or separately. “

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