When the Declaration was finally adopted, Ambassador Charles Malik of Lebanon declared: ''I do not see how without her presence we could have accomplished what we actually did accomplish.
New York Times Current File. Articles 3 through 21 laid down political and civil rights, including the right to life, liberty and property; freedom from torture or degrading treatment or punishment; freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention or exile; the right to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal; freedom of thought and religion; freedom of expression; the right to peaceful assembly and association.
When a Russian delegate turned to the theme of the plight of black Americans, Mrs. Determined to press the Declaration to completion, Mrs. These included the right to work; the right to social security; the right to equal pay for equal work; the right to rest and leisure; the right to an adequate standard of living; the right to education; and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community.
The First U. General Assembly. She was elected chair of the Commission by its members. Related Content. Roosevelt charges intolerance drive against refugees and seeks fund sources. We hope its proclamation by the General Assembly will be an event comparable to the proclamation in [the French Declaration of the Rights of Citizens], the adoption of the Bill of Rights by the people of the US, and the adoption of comparable declarations at different times in other countries.