Hoje, em 1948, rascunho da Declaração Universal dos Direitos Humanos foi votada em NY

NYT, June 18, 1948.[…] Lake Success, N.Y., June 18–The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted today its International Declaration of Human Rights setting up a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

With only the Slav bloc in opposition, the commission wound up its third session by deciding to send to the Economic and Social Council not only the completed Declaration of Human Rights but records of the commission’s unfinished work on the Covenant and on implementation of the Declaration.

Voting today for the first time on the preamble and the Declaration as a whole, the commission adopted both by votes of 12 to 0, with four abstentions–the Soviet Union, the Ukraine, Byelorussia and Yugoslavia. A Russian “minority report” attacking the Declaration as “unsatisfactory” and as “weak and completely unacceptable” was included at the end of the commission’s report by a vote of 11 to 1, with two abstentions […]

The full story in the NYT in June 18, 1948.

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