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.