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U.N. Commission on Human Rights to Begin Meeting Today; Will Get U.S. Draft Proposal

December 2, 1947
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The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, which was slated to begin work today on an International Bill of Human Rights, postponed its first session until tomorrow to await the arrival of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the U.S. representative, who was held up by bad weather in Eire.

Tomorrow’s meeting is expected to get draft conventions from both the American and British delegations. The U.S. draft is a comprehensive document covering almost all aspects of human rights and provides for enforcement through a small impartial committee which would investigate alleged violations by adherents to the convention. One feature of the British proposal will be a ban on medical or scientific experimentation on unwilling persons.

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