Korey, William
April 1967
Foreign Affairs;Apr1967, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p414
This article discusses the delayed initiative of the U.S. Senate to ratify a human rights treaty as designated by the United Nations (UN). In 1968, Universal Declaration of Human Rights will celebrate its 20th anniversary and is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Human Rights Year. During that celebration, UN and its specialized agencies are expected to have completed about a dozen conventions on human rights, including one banning religious intolerance, the twin covenants on civil and political rights and on economic, social and cultural rights. But advocates indicate that the U.S. government has been the main laggard in translating the UN efforts into international law.


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