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prospects of the excessive Commissioner notion with cautious scholarship and intelligent judgment. Mr. Clark wrote the 1st draft of this e-book lower than my supervision for the measure of health care professional of the technological know-how of legislations at Columbia legislations college prior to returning to take in his occupation as a legislation instructor in his local New Zealand. i'm thrilled that his paintings, during this better and up to date model, is now being released. It fills a true want, because it is the 1st booklet 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 notion. As Mr. Clark exhibits, 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" came about might be valuable to scholars of diplomacy and overseas organization.

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Supp. N. Doc. E/3290 (1959). 22 INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVITY of the substance of each communication, however addressed, which deals with the principles involved in the promotion of universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and to divulge the identity of the authors of such communications unless they indicate that they wish their names to remain confidential; (b) To compile before each session of the Commission a confidential list containing a brief indication of the substance of other communications concerning human rights, however addressed, and to furnish this list to members of the Commission in private meeting without divulging the identity of the authors of communications except in cases where the authors state that they have already divulged or intend to divulge their names or that they have no objection to their names being divulged; (c) To enable the members of the Commission, upon request, to consult the originals of communications dealing with the principles involved in the promotion of universal respect for, and observance of, human rights; (d) To inform the writers of all communications concerning human rights, however addressed, that their communications will be handled in accordance with this resolution, indicating that the Commission has no power to take any action in regard to any complaint concerning human rights; (e) To furnish each Member State concerned with a copy of any communication concerning human rights which refers explicitly to that State or to territories under its jurisdiction, without divulging the identity of the author, except as provided for in sub-paragraph (b) above; (f) To ask Governments sending replies to communications brought to their attention in accordance with sub-paragraph (e) whether they wish their replies to be presented to the Commission in summary form or in full.

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. Later the same year ECOSOC reaffirmed that the Sub-Commission should have access to the reports received but decided that the Commission's request to the SecretaryGeneral "render[s] unnecessary the initial study of periodic reports by the Sub-Commission ...

When such a report is made the parties must within three months notify the Committee whether they accept the contents of the report. No further procedures are contemplated if there is still no settlement. " 66 Further, state against state procedures have not often been utilized in the past. One reason is that states are reluctant to complain against others for fear of directing attention to the skeletons in their own cupboards, but the reluctance goes even deeper than that. g. Capotorti, "The International Measures of Implementation Included in the Covenants on Human Rights," in A.

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