A United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights by Roger Stenson Clark (auth.)

By Roger Stenson Clark (auth.)

prospects of the excessive Commissioner inspiration with cautious scholarship and sensible judgment. Mr. Clark wrote the 1st draft of this publication lower than my supervision for the measure of health professional of the technology of legislation at Columbia legislation university ahead of returning to soak up his occupation as a legislations instructor in his local New Zealand. i'm overjoyed that his paintings, during this stronger and up to date model, is now being released. It fills a true desire, because it is the 1st publication in this vital topic. in this celebration it would be applicable so as to add a number of reviews at the historical past of the excessive Commissioner inspiration. As Mr. Clark exhibits, I had anything to do with its "revival" within the usa executive throughout the final months of the Kennedy management. a couple of information as to how this "revival" came about may possibly be worthy to scholars of diplomacy and overseas organization.

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A) Communications, complaints or petitions An important question in any assessment of the achievement of the United Nations is what happens to the thousands 71 of complaints or petitions which annually reach that body. The short answer is that in the majority of cases practically nothing happens to them. " 72 Nevertheless ECOSOC confirmed the decision in August 1947 and reaffirmed its decision in 1959 when it adopted the resolution which currently governs the procedure to be followed with such communications, resolution 728 F (XXVIII) of 30 July 1959.

119 The Report of the ECOSOC Committee 120 expounded a two-fold object of consultation: ... on the one hand for the purpose of enabling the Council or one of its bodies to secure expert information or advice from organizations having special competence on the subjects for which consultative arrangements are made, and, on the other hand, to enable organizations which represent important elements of public opinion to express their views. Arrangements were accordingly entered into to give effect to this dual object.

1 (1%7). " 135 In view of the nature of the documentation available the Special Rapporteur did not find it possible to point out any trends or developments. He appended to the draft report four annexes. The first three contained a tentative list of rights enumerated in the Declaration of Human Rights and the Covenants (suitable as subject-headings for future reports), a summary of information received from governments, covering selected rights, and a short summary of information from Specialized Agencies on rights and freedoms within their purview.

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