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

By Roger Stenson Clark (auth.)

prospects of the excessive Commissioner concept with cautious scholarship and smart judgment. Mr. Clark wrote the 1st draft of this ebook less than my supervision for the measure of general practitioner of the technological know-how of legislations at Columbia legislation institution earlier than returning to take in his profession as a legislation instructor in his local New Zealand. i'm overjoyed that his paintings, during this more suitable and up-to-date model, is now being released. It fills a true want, because it is the 1st e-book in this very important topic. in this social gathering it would be applicable so as to add a number of reviews at the heritage of the excessive Commissioner concept. As Mr. Clark shows, I had anything to do with its "revival" within the usa govt throughout the final months of the Kennedy management. a number of information as to how this "revival" came about might be invaluable to scholars of diplomacy and foreign organization.

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Finally it will have the function of conciliating complaints by one contracting state or states against another. Upon receipt of a complaint the Committee will transmit it to the party concerned which must reply within three months. If the dispute is not adjusted to the satisfaction of one or more of the parties to it, either or any of them may refer it back to the Committee. An ad hoc Commission would then be appointed. It would make available its good offices and present a report embodying its findings of fact relevant to the issue between the parties.

E/4775 (1968). 87 Cf. the comments of the New Zealand representative on the Commission: "It was the intention of the majority in the Economic and Social Council to keep the spotlight on Southern Africa, but they had admitted the possibility that situations in other parts of the world might merit attention. The Sub-Commission ... knowing that 26 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITY The Sub-Commission's report received lengthy discussion. S. R. S. draft resolution (which nevertheless cut the ground out from under the Sub-Commission) 90 was adopted.

4jNGOjI20 (1964). " At all events ECOSOC must have accepted the point when it revised the periodic reporting procedure in 1965. Paragraph 12 of its resolution 131 repeated the invitation for "objective" material and under paragraph 13 the Council requested the Secretary-General "in accordance with the usual practice in regard to human rights communications to forward any material received from non-governmental organizations in accordance with paragraph 12 and mentioning any particular States ...

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