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Human Rights Commission to Study Enforcement of UN Anti-bias Declaration

The United Nations Human Rights Commission, which will begin a five-week session on March 5, will consider measures for speedy implementation of the United Nations declaration on elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, according to the 27-point agenda made public here today. The Commission will also consider proposals for dealing with Nazism and racial intolerance made by its Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.

The Ukrainian representative on the Commission, Petre E. Nedbailo, this year’s chairman, was expected to make a major issue out of the agenda item on measures against Nazism and racial intolerance and to direct a sharp attack against West Germany because of the recent spectacular electoral successes of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party. In a special memorandum prior to the Commission meeting, the Ukrainian delegate warned of the need for “new effective measures” for the eradication of Nazism and militarism, and for new measures “to avert the neo-Nazi danger.”

Before the Commission will be a proposal of the Subcommission calling for Commission adoption of a recommendation to the U.N. Economic and Social Council of a draft resolution calling on all states to ratify the convention against discrimination and to recognize the rights of groups and individuals to submit complaints of violations.

The Commission will consider at length plans for observance of the year 1968 as International Year for Human Rights as proclaimed by the General Assembly. The Assembly decided that this year should be devoted to intensive national and international efforts to ensure human rights and to mark progress made thus far in their accomplishment.

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