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DISCLAIMERS

DISCLAIMER OF HON. H. R. GROSS

I disclaim any participation in the preparation or contents of this report.

H. R. GROSS.

DISCLAIMER OF Hox. EDWARD J. DERWINSKI

I did not participate in drafting this report. While I am in general agreement with many of the conclusions of the report, there are other conclusions with which I am in strong disagreement. Therefore, I am giving notice of this disclaimer.

EDWARD J. DERWINSKI. (VII)

CONTENTS

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Foreword...

Letter of transmittal...

Disclaimers:

Hon. H. R. Gross...

Hon Edward J. Derwinski.

Preface.

Introduction.

Recommendations..

Part 1—The Human Rights Factor in U.S. Foreign Policy..

Human rights in foreign policy -

Recommendations..

Organization of the Department of State.

Recommendations...

The Role of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission

Recommendation.-

The Role of Congress

Recommendation.---

Part II–Protection of Human Rights Through International Organiza-

tions

U.N. methods for protecting human rights..

International standards on human rights.

The international covenants on human rights.-

U.S. ratification record..

The Genocide Convention..

The Convention on Racial Discrimination..

The American Convention on Human Rights.

Conventions pending before the Senate--

Recommendations..

U.N. education programs on human rights.-

The studies program-

U.N. system for periodic reports on human rights.-

Seminars and fellowships--

Recommendations.-

U.N. procedures for action on human rights violations.

Recommendation.-

Proposals for new U.N. machinery and procedures.

Recommendations..

Special human rights problems deserving U.N. action.

Eliminating racial discrimination, apartheid and colonialism in

South Africa, Namibia, the Portuguese territories, and Southern

Rhodesia ?

U.N. Council for Namibia...

U.S. investment in southern Africa.

Recommendations.--

Strengthening the laws of war to protect the human rights of

civilians and combatants

Internal armed conflicts

Guerrilla fighters.--

Protection of civilians---

Restricting use of weapons which cause unnecessary suffering -

Defense Department review procedures.

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Recommendations..

Preventing massacre

Recommendation...

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Part II—Protection of Human Rights Through International Organizations—Continued

Special human rights problems deserving U.N. action—Continued

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Preventing torture

Recommendation..
Promoting the status of women

Recommendation.--
Protection of human rights through the U.N. specialized agencies..

The International Labor Organization

*UNESCO.
Protection of human rights through regional organizations.

The European system for the protection of human rights .-
The Inter-American system for the protection of human rights

Recommendation...
International adjudication of human rights .
Protection of human rights through international nongovernmental
organizations..

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Recommendation..
Opposing Views of Hon. L. H. Fountain..

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