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U.N. Body on Protection of Minorities Will Discuss Rights to Emigrate

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The rights of peoples to leave their country–a right which is claimed by many people on behalf of Jews in the Soviet Union–is expected to be discussed here within the next three weeks by a United Nations unit set up by the Human Rights Commission. The group which convened here today for its 11th annual session is the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.

Judge Philip Halpern of Buffalo, N.Y., a Jewish communal leader who is a permanent member of the Subcommission, has been advancing arguments in favor of this discussion for several years. The subject will be dealt with in a preliminary study prepared for the Subcommission by its vice chairman Jose D. Ingles of the Philippines.

Other items on the agenda for Subcommission discussion this year include a report on discrimination in religious rights and practices and discrimination in the field of employment and occupations. The International Labor Organization will file a report on the latter topic.

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