- 1956-1974 (Creation)
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The records contain working papers and comments and suggestions from governments, specialized agencies, non-governmental agencies and individuals on the drafting of the Covenants on Civil and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The file includes correspondence from groups and individuals with regard to the covenants.
With regard to implementation, from the outset different measures of implementation for the two Covenants were envisaged on the grounds that the nature of the rights and obligations laid down in each Covenant are distinct. The records contain a draft of the paper on implementation prepared by the Division and circulated to governments and specialized agencies for comments, which are included in the records.
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Microfilm reference number: ARR 1157/Reels 71, 118
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Protection period to: 1994-12-31
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Protection period duration: 20
Protection period note: Series 221/9(1) declassified by OHCHR June 2003.
Permission: No permission necessary.
Physical usability: Without limits
Term of protection: UN Classified (20)