Summary record of the 79th meeting, held at Lake Success, New York, on Thursday, 17 June 1948 : Commission on Human Rights, 3rd session
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ECONOMIC CONSEIL E/CN.4/SR.79
AND ECONOMIOUE 17 June 1948
SOCIAL COUNCIL ET SOCIAL ORIGINAL: ENGLISH
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS-
SUMMARY RECORD OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH MEETING
Held at lake Success New York on Thursday, 17 June 1948, at 5.30 p.m.
Chairman: Mrs. Franklin D. ROOSEVELT United States of America.
Rapporteur: Mr. Charles MALIK Lebanon
Members: Mr. JOCKEL Australia
Mr. LEBEAU Belgium
Mr. STEPANENKO Byelorussian Soviet
Mr. CHANG China
Mr. LOUTFI Egypt
Mr. ORDONNEAU France
Mrs. MEHTA India
Mr. QUIJANO Panama
Mr. LOPEZ Philippines
Mr. KLEKOVKIN Ukrainian Soviet
Mr. PAVLOV Union of Soviet
Mr. WILSON United Kingdom
Mr. FONTAINA Uruguay
Secretariat: Mr. HUMPHREY Director, Division of Human
Mr. IAWSON Secretary of the Commission
Mr. DAS Division of Human Rights
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CONSIDERATION IN PRIVATE MEETING OF THE REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE OK COMMUNICATIONS (document E/CN.4/96)
The CHAIRMAN drew the Commission's attention to the decisions and recommendations given on page 2 of the ad hoc Committee's report and observed that since the publication of the document, another confidential list of communications had been prepared by the Secretary-General (document E/CN.4/CR.2/Add.2), covering the period from 10 May to 12 June.
She put to the vote the recommendation contained in paragraph 7 (a and b) of the ad hoc Committee's report.
The recommendation was accepted by 12 votes, to none, with 3 abstentions. Mr. PAVLOV (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) asked that the ad hoc Committee's report should include a statement of the USSR position. His delegation thought that the Commission should not spend valuable time examining the numerous communications as very little could be accomplished and more important matters would be neglected.
The CHAIRMAN pointed out that the ad hoc Committee's report could not be changed but the USSR position was clearly stated on page 2 of the summary record of the Committee's third meeting (document E/CN.4/AC.5/SR.3)
She reminded the members of the Commission of the confidential nature of the material contained in the documents on communications.
Mr. FONTAINA (Uruguay) suggested that the Secretariat should write on all restricted documents the name of the delegation to which they were being distributed; thus, that delegation would be strictly responsible for such documents.
Mr. HUMPHREY (Secretariat) said that he would convey the suggestion made by the Uruguayan representative to the proper authorities.
The meeting rose at 6.00 p.m.