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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Drafting History

Commission on Human Rights - 3rd Session

Drafting Committee on International Bill of Human Rights. Members of the committee at table are from left to right : Dr. P.C. Chang, China, Vice-Chairman; Henri Laugier, Assistant Secretary-General in charge of the UN Department of Social Affairs; Mrs. Eleanor D. Roosevelt, USA, Chairman; Prof. John P. Humphrey, Canada, Director of the UN Human Rights Division; Dr. Charles Malik, Lebanon, Rapporteur; Prof. Vladimir M. Koretsky, USSR. (09 June 1947  United Nations, Lake Success, New York)

Commission on Human Rights,  3rd session
24 May - 18 June 1948
New York

At this session, the Commission based its work on the report of the second session of the Drafting Committee, E/CN.4/95. Individual articles of the Declaration were examined and the Commission adopted the re-drafted Declaration with 12 votes in favour and 4 abstentions (E/CN.4/SR.81). The report of the third session of the Commission on Human Rights, E/800 and Add.1 and Add.2, was submitted to the seventh session of the Economic and Social Council.


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