Sunday, 11 July 2010

UN Doc. A/2929: Annotations on the Covenants (1955)

Looking through some old files, I stumbled upon a pdf of UN Doc. A/2929. I don’t know where I got this, but I could not find it on the internet and am therefore posting it here to make it available to others. No student of human rights should be without a copy of this seminal document in his or her library.
This report is very important in the history of the two human rights covenants. It was prepared by the UN Secretariat in 1955, once the Commission on Human Rights had finished its work on the draft covenants and the documents were then being submitted to the General Assembly for debate in the Third Committee. It took another decade for the Third Committee to review the texts, which were significantly modified before final adoption.

5 comments:

Dov Jacobs said...

It's indeed a must-read. For the links to the documents in other languages.
http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/2929

Harlan said...

If the document is new or has ever been converted to a .pdf, you can access it directly using the DGACM Access URL that the daily UN Journal employs to provide static links. Just substitute the UN symbol for the document on the end of the URL after the equal sign.

You can usually fetch the item in one or more of the official languages e.g. http://doc.un.org/DocBox/docbox.nsf/GetAll?OpenAgent&DS=A/2929

Susan said...

FYI, this document is available in English and French in the UN Official Document System, and in the UN Library catalogue.

getish said...

Thanks professor, it is indeed crucial document! I appreciate your effort

Burr said...

This link is a good starting point if looking for UN Docs my symbol
http://www.un.org/en/documents/index.shtml