By Roger Stenson Clark (auth.)
prospects of the excessive Commissioner suggestion with cautious scholarship and smart judgment. Mr. Clark wrote the 1st draft of this booklet lower than my supervision for the measure of surgeon of the technology of legislations at Columbia legislation tuition ahead of returning to take in his profession as a legislation instructor in his local New Zealand. i'm extremely joyful that his paintings, during this superior and up-to-date model, is now being released. It fills a true want, because it is the 1st booklet in this vital topic. in this celebration it would be acceptable so as to add a number of reviews at the background of the excessive Commissioner idea. As Mr. Clark shows, I had whatever to do with its "revival" within the usa executive throughout the final months of the Kennedy management. a number of info as to how this "revival" happened might be priceless to scholars of diplomacy and overseas organization.
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He sees a "growing conflict ... between the conservatism of most governments in regard to human rights and the importance and urgency which the non-governmental sector attaches to the more effective protection of human rights. " The Cassin Proposals However, the initial germ of the idea of the Office did not come from an NGO. It in fact began with a French suggestion made to the Commission on Human Rights in December 1947, during the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. " Its author and advocate was Professor Cassin, notable for his part in the drafting of the Universal De- 1 Sean MacBride, "The Promise of Human Rights Year," 9 J.
The best scorers were Yugoslavia, eleven, and Norway, ten. N. Doc. 4/907/Rev. 3 (1969). N. Doc. E/CN. 4/NGO/140 (1966). See to the same effect Schwelb, op. cit. supra note 47 at 74. N. Doc. A/807l (1970). 81 The term "general recommendations" in this and the 1966 treaties obviously places serious limits on the right to comment on developments in particular states. ," 32 Albany L. Rev. 273, 292-93 (1968). On the 1965 Convention see Schwelb, "The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination," 15 Int'l & Compo 56 18 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITY greater significance is its power to consider communications from individuals or groups of individuals within the jurisdiction of States Parties which have recognized the jurisdiction of the Committee to do so 63 and to forward to the General Assembly suggestions and general recommendations concerning such communications.
N. Doc. E/4322 (1967). 135 138 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITY Secretary-General when presenting future reports for the consideration of the Commission to prepare an analytical summary with regard to each of the rights under consideration. The summary would include a description of the important trends revealed in the reports, difficulties encountered, methods adopted to overcome them, suggestions for possible further action and would draw, as appropriate, on such pertinent material as may be available from other United Nations sources.
A United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by Roger Stenson Clark (auth.)