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U.N. Body Continues Discussion on Right of People to Leave Their Country

Discrimination against a person wishing to leave his country, and the exercise of this right, were the subject of further discussion today in the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. The Subcommission is considering a study on this subject prepared, at its request by a special rapporteur, Jose D. Ingles, of the Philippines Revised recommendations by the rapporteur suggest:

1. Every national of a country is entitled, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, marriage or other status, to leave his country, temporarily or permanently.

2. Any national who wishes to leave his country permanently is entitled to take with him his property or the proceeds thereof within the limits allowed by national laws governing the disposition of property and the export of currency, subject only to the satisfaction of his local obligations.