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may call upon the States Parties concerned, referred
to in sub-paragraph (b), to supply any relevant
infoiTnation.

(g) The States Parties concerned, referred to in
sub-paragraph (b), shall have the right to be repre-
sented when the matter is being considered in the
Committee and to make submissions orally and/or
in writing.

(h) The Committee shall, within twelve months
after the date of receipt of notice under sub-para-
graph (b), submit a report:

(i) If a solution within the terms of sub-para-
graph (e) is reached, the Committee shall confine
its report to a brief statement of the facts and of
the solution reached ;

(ii) If a solution is not reached, within the tei-ms
of sub-paragraph (e), the Committee shall confine
its report to a brief statement of the facts; the
written submissions and record of the oral submis-
sions made by the States Parties concerned shall be
attached to the report.

In every matter the report shall be communicated
to the States Parties concerned.

2. The provisions of this article shall come into
force when ten States Parties to the present Cove-
nant have made declarations under paragraph 1 of
this article. Such declarations shall be deposited by
the States Parties with the Secretary-General of the
United Nations who shall transmit copies thereof
to the other States Parties. A declaration may be



withdravim at any time by notification to the Secre-
tary-Greneral. Such a withdrawal shall not prejudice
the considei'ation of any matter which is the subject
of a communication already transmitted under this
article; no further communication by any State
Party shall be received after the notification of
vidthdrawal of the declaration has been received by
the Secretary-General of the United Nations unless
the State Party concerned had made a new declara-
tion.

Article 42

1. (a) If a matter referred to the Committee in
accordance with article 41 is not resolved to the
satisfaction of the States Parties concerned, the
Committee may, with the prior consent of the States
Parties concerned, appoint an ad hoc Conciliation
Commission (hereinafter referred to as "the Com-
mission"). The good offices of the Commission shall
be made available to the States Parties concerned
with a view to an amicable solution of the matter
on the basis of respect for the present Covenant;

(b) The Commission shall consist of five persons
acceptable to the States Parties concerned. If the
States Parties concerned fail to reach agreement
within three months on all or part of the composi-
tion of the Commission the members of the Commis-
sion concerning whom no agreement was reached
shall be elected by secret ballot by a two-thirds
majority vote of the Committee from among its
members.

2. The members of the Commission shall serve in
their personal capacity. They shall not be nationals
of the States Parties concerned, or of a State not
party to the present Covenant, or of a State Party
which has not made a declaration under article 41.

3. The Commission shall elect its ovm Chairman
and adopt its own rules of procedure.

4. The meetings of the Commission shall normally
be held at the Headquarters of the United Nations
or at the United Nations Office at Geneva. However,
they may be held at such other convenient places as
the Commission may determine in consultation with
the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the
States Parties concerned.

5. The secretariat provided in accordance with
article 36 shall also service the Commissions ap-
pointed under this article.

6. The information received and collated by the
Committee shall be made available to the Commis-
sion and the Commission may call upon the States
Parties concerned to supply any other relevant in-
formation.

7. When the Commission has fully considered the
matter, but in any event not later than twelve
months after having been seized of the matter, it
shall submit to the Chairman of the Committee a
report for communication to the States Parties con-
cerned.



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(a) If the Commission is unable to complete its
consideration of the matter within twelve months, it
shall confine its report to a brief statement of the
status of its consideration of the matter.

(b) If an amicable solution to the matter on the
basis of respect for human rights as recognized in
the present Covenant is reached, the Commission
shall confine its report to a brief statement of the
facts and of the solution reached.

(c) If a solution within the terms of sub-para-
graph (b) is not reached, the Commission's report
shall embody its findings on all questions of fact
relevant to the issues between the States Parties
concerned, as well as its views on the possibilities of
amicable solution of the matter. This report shall
also contain the written submissions and a record
of the oral submissions made by the States Parties
concerned.

(d) If the Commission's report is submitted under
sub-paragraph (c), the States Parties concerned
shall, within three months of the receipt of the
report, infonn the Chairman of the Committee
whether or not they accept the contents of the report
of the Commission.

8. The provisions of this article are without prej-
udice to the responsibilities of the Committee under
article 41.

9. The States Parties concerned shall share
equally all the expenses of the members of the Com-
mission in accordance with estimates to be provided
by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

10. The Secretary-General of the United Nations
shall be empowered to pay the expenses of the mem-
bers of the Commission, if necessary, before reim-
bursement by the States Parties concerned in ac-
cordance with paragraph 9 of this article.

Article 1,3
The members of the Committee and of the ad hoc
conciliation commissions which may be appointed
under article 41, shall be entitled to the facilities,
privileges and immunities of experts on mission for
the United Nations as laid down in the relevant sec-
tions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immu-
nities of the United Nations.

Article 4-4
The provisions for the implementation of the pres-
ent Covenant shall apply without prejudice to the
procedures prescribed in the field of human rights
by or under the constituent instruments and the con-
ventions of the United Nations and of the special-
ized agencies and shall not prevent the States Par-
ties to the present Covenant from having recourse
to other procedures for settling a dispute in accord-
ance with general or special international agree-
ments in force between them.

Article Ji.5
The Committee shall submit to the General As-



sembly, through the Economic and Social Council,
an annual report on its activities.

Part V

Article U6
Nothing in the present Covenant shall be inter-
preted as impairing the provisions of the Charter
of the United Nations and of the constitutions of the
specialized agencies which define the respective re-
sponsibilities of the various organs of the United
Nations and of the specialized agencies in regard
to the matters dealt with in the present Covenant.

Article 1,7
Nothing in the Covenant shall be interpreted as
impairing the inherent right of all peoples to enjoy
and utilize fully and freely their natural wealth and
resources.

Part VI

Article 18

1. The present Covenant is open for signature by
any State Member of the United Nations or member
of any of its specialized agencies, by any State
Party to the Statute of the International Court of
Justice, and by any other State which has been
invited by the General Assembly of the United Na-
tions to become a party to the present Covenant.

2. The present Covenant is subject to ratification.
Instruments of ratification shall be deposited with
the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

3. The present Covenant shall be open to acces-
sion by any State referred to in paragraph 1 of this
article.

4. Accession shall be effected by the deposit of an
instrument of accession with the Secretary-General
of the United Nations.

5. The Secretary-General of the United Nations
shall inform all States which have signed this Cove-
nant or acceded to it of the deposit of each instru-
ment of ratification or accession.

Article i9

1. The present Covenant shall enter into force
three months after the date of the deposit with the
Secretary-General of the United Nations of the
thirty-fifth instiniment of ratification or instrument
of accession.

2. For each State ratifying the present Covenant
or acceding to it after the deposit of the thirty-
fifth instniment of ratification or instrument of ac-
cession, the present Covenant shall enter into force
three months after the date of the deposit of its own
instrument of ratification or instrument of accession.

Article 50
The provisions of the present Covenant shall ex-
tend to all parts of federal States without any limi-
tations or exceptions.



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Article 51

1. Any State Party to the present Covenant may
propose an amendment and file it with the Secre-
tary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-
General of the United Nations shall thereupon
communicate any proposed amendments to the
States Parties to the present Covenant with a re-
quest that they notify him whether they favour a
conference of States Parties for the purpose of con-
sidering' and voting upon the proposal. In the event
that at least one third of the States Parties favours
such a conference the Secretary-General of the
United Nations shall convene the conference under
the auspices of the United Nations. Any amendment
adopted by a majority of the States Parties pi-esent
and voting at the conference shall be submitted to
the General Assembly of the United Nations for
approval.

2. Amendments shall come into force when they
have been approved by the General Assembly and
accepted by a two-thirds majority of the States
Parties to the present Covenant in accordance with
their respective constitutional processes.

3. When amendments come into force they shall
be binding on those States Parties which have ac-
cepted them, other States Parties being still bound
by the provisions of the present Covenant and any
earlier amendment which they have accepted.

Article 52
Irrespective of the notifications made under arti-
cle 48, paragraph 5, the Secretary-General of the
United Nations shall inform all States referred to
in paragraph 1 of the same article of the following
particulars :

(a) Signatures, ratifications and accessions under
article 48 ;

(b) The date of the entry into force of the pres-
ent Covenant under article 49 and the date of the
entry into force of any amendments under arti-
cle 51.

Article 53

1. The present Covenant, of which the Chinese,
English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are
equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives
of the United Nations.

2. The Secretary-General of the United Nations
shall transmit certified copies of the present Cove-
nant to all States referred to in article 48.

Optional Protocol to the International
Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The States Parties to the present Protocol,

Considering that in order further to achieve the

purposes of the Covenant on Civil and Political

Rights (hereinafter referred to as "the Covenant")

and the implementation of its provisions it would



be appropriate to enable the Human Rights Com-
mittee set up in part IV of the Covenant (herein-
after referred to as "the Committee") to receive and
consider, as provided in the present Protocol, com-
munications from individuals claiming to be victims
of violations of any of the rights set forth in the^
Covenant,
Have agreed as follows:

Article 1
A State Party to the Covenant that becomes a
party to the present Protocol recognizes the compe-
tence of the Committee to receive and consider com-
munications from individuals, subject to its
jurisdiction, claiming to be victims of a violation by
that State Party of any of the rights set forth in
the Covenant. No communication shall be received
by the Committee if it concerns a State Party to the
Covenant which is not a Party to the present Pro-
tocol.

Article 2
Subject to the provision of article 1, individuals
claiming that any of their rights enumerated in the
Covenant have been violated and who have exhausted
all available domestic remedies may submit a written
communication to the Committee for consideration.

Article 3
The Committee shall consider inadmissible any
communication under this Protocol which is anony-
mous, or which it considers to be an abuse of the
right of submission of such communications or to be
incompatible with the provisions of the Covenant.

Article i

1. Subject to the provisions of article 3, the Com-
mittee shall bring any communications submitted to
it under the present Protocol to the attention of the
State Party to the present Protocol alleged to be vio-
lating any provision of the Covenant.

2. Within six months, the receiving State shall
submit to the Committee written explanations or
statements clarifying the matter and the remedy, if
any, that may have been taken by that State.

Article 5

1. The Committee shall consider communications
received under the present Protocol in the light of
all written information made available to it by the
individual and by the State Party concerned.

2. The Committee shall not consider any communi-
cation from an individual unless it has ascertained
that:

(a) the same matter is not being examined under
another procedure of international investigation or
settlement ;

(b) the individual has exhausted all available
domestic i-emedies. This shall not be the rule where
the application of the remedies is unreasonably pro-
longed.



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3. The Committee shall hold closed meetings when
examining communications under the present Pro-
tocol.

4. The Committee shall forward its views to the
State Party concerned and to the individual.

Article 6
The Committee shall include in its annual report
under article 45 of the Covenant a summary of its
activities under the present Protocol.

Article 7
Pending the achievement of the objectives of Gen-
eral Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December
1960 concerning the Declaration on the Granting of
Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, the
provisions of the present Protocol shall in no way
limit the right of petition granted to these peoples
by the Charter of the United Nations and other
international conventions and instruments under the
United Nations and its specialized agencies.

Article 8

1. The present Protocol is open for signature by
any State which has signed the Covenant.

2. The present Protocol is subject to ratification
by any State which has ratified or acceded to the
Covenant. Instruments of ratification shall be de-
posited vidth the Secretary-General of the United
Nations.

3. The present Protocol shall be open to accession
by any State which has ratified or acceded to the
Covenant.

4. Accession shall be effected by the deposit of an
instrument of accession with the Secretary-General
of the United Nations.

5. The Secretary-General of the United Nations
shall inform all States which have signed the present
Protocol or acceded to it of the deposit of each in-
strument of ratification or accession.

Article 9

1. Subject to the entry into force of the Covenant,
the present Protocol shall enter into force three
months after the date of the deposit with the Secre-
tary-General of the United Nations of the tenth
instrument of ratification or instrument of accession.

2. For each State ratifying the present Protocol
or acceding to it after the deposit of the tenth instru-
ment of ratification or instrument of accession, the
present Protocol shall enter into force three months

• after the date of the deposit of its own instrument
I of ratification or instrument of accession.

I Article 10

The provision of the present Protocol shall extend
to all parts of federal States without any limitations
or exceptions.

Article 11
1. Any State Party to the present Protocol may



propose an amendment and file it viath the Secretary-
General of the United Nations. The Secretary-
General of the United Nations shall thereupon com-
municate any proposed amendments to the States
Parties to the present Protocol with a request that
they notify him whether they favour a conference of
States Parties for the purpose of considering and
voting upon the proposal. In the event that at least
one third of the States Parties favours such a con-
ference the Secretary-General of the United Nations
shall convene the conference under the auspices of
the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a
majority of the States Parties present and voting at
the conference shall be submitted to the General
Assembly of the United Nations for approval.

2. Amendments shall come into force when they
have been approved by the General Assembly and
accepted by a two-thirds majority of the States
Parties to the present Protocol in accordance with
their respective constitutional processes.

3. When amendments come into force they shall
be binding on those States Parties which have
accepted them, other States Parties being still bound
by the provisions of the present Protocol and any
earlier amendment which they have accepted.

Article 12

1. Any State Party may denounce the present
Protocol at any time by written notification ad-
dressed to the Secretary-General of the United
Nations. Denunciation shall take effect three months
after the date of receipt of the notification by the
Secretary-General of the United Nations.

2. Denunciation shall be without prejudice to the
continued application of the provisions of the present
Protocol to any communication submitted under
article 2 before the eff'ective date of denunciation.

Article 13
Irrespective of the notifications made under article
8, paragraph 5, of the present Protocol, the Secre-
tary-General of the United Nations shall inform all
States referred to in article 48, paragraph 1, of the
Covenant of the following particulars:

(a) Signatures, ratifications and accessions under
article 8 ;

(b) The date of the entry into force of the pres-
ent Protocol under article 9 and the date of the
entry into force of any amendments under article 11;

(c) Denunciations under article 12.

Article H

1. The present Protocol, of which the Chinese,
English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are
equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives
of the United Nations.

2. The Secretary-General of the United Nations
shall transmit certified copies of the present Protocol
to all States referred to in article 48 of the
Covenant.



JANUARY 16, 1967



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TREATY INFORMATION



Current Actions



MULTILATERAL

Automotive Traffic

Convention concerning customs facilities for touring.
Done at New York June 4, 1954. Entered into
force September 11, 1957. TIAS 3879.
Notification that it considers itself bound: Singa-
pore, December 14, 1966.

Finance

Convention on the settlement of investment disputes
between states and nationals of other states. Done
at Washington March 18, 1965. Entered into force
October 14, 1966. TIAS 6090.

Ratification deposited: United Kingdom, December
19, 1966.'

Telecommunications

International telecommunication convention, with
annexes. Done at Montreux November 12, 1965.^
Ratification deposited : Denmark, November 9, 1966.

Wheat

Protocol for the further extension of the Interna-
tional Wheat Agreement, 1962 (TIAS 5115). Open
for signature at Washington April 4 through 29,
1966. Entered into force July 16, 1966, for part I
and parts III to VII; August 1, 1966, for part II.
Acceptance deposited: Peru, December 21, 1966.
Approval deposited: Guatemala, December 28, 1966.



' Excluding Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Southern
Rhodesia, Brunei, Aden, Protectorate of South Ara-
bia, Kamaran, Kuria Muria Islands, and Perim.

" Not in force.



BILATERAL

Afghanistan

Agricultural commodities agreement under title IV
of the Agricultural Trade Development and As-
sistance Act, as amended (68 Stat. 454; 7 U.S.C."^
1731-1736), with exchange of notes. Signed at
Kabul December 22, 1966. Entered into force
December 22, 1966.

Gambia

Agreement for the establishment of a Peace Corps
program in The Gambia. Effected by exchange of
notes at Bathurst November 26 and December 5,
1966. Entered into force December 5, 1966.

Iran

Agricultural commodities agreement under title IV
of the Agricultural Trade Development and As-
sistance Act, as amended (68 Stat. 454; 7 U.S.C.
1731-1736), with exchange of notes. Signed at
Tehran December 20, 1966. Entered into force
December 20, 1966.

Italy

Agrreement amending the agreement of December 18,
1948, as amended (TIAS 1864, 3148, 3278, 4254),
for financing certain educational exchange pro-
grams. Effected by exchange of notes at Rome
October 5, 1966. Entered into force October 5,
1966.

Philippines

Agreement relating to the relinquishment to the
Philippines by the United States of its right to
the use of certain land areas within Camp John
Hay. Effected by exchange of notes at Manila
December 13, 1966. Entered into force December
13, 1966.

Trinidad and Tobago

Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and
the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to
taxes on income and the encouragement of inter-
national trade and investment. Signed at Port of
Spain December 22, 1966. Enters into force upon
the exchange of ratifications.



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INDEX January 16, 1967 Vol. LVI, No. U38



Atomic Energy

Worldwide Nuclear Power — Progress and Prob-
lems (Seaborg) 90

Economic Affairs

IMCO Subcommittee Recommends New Passen-
ger-Ship Standards 102

Human Rights

U.N. Adopts International Covenants on Human

Rights (Harris, texts of covenants) .... 104
International Organizations and Conferences
IMCO Subcommittee Recommends New Pas-
senger-Ship Standards 102

Passports

Present Travel Restrictions Extended Through

March 15 102

Science

Worldwide Nuclear Power — Progress and Prob-
lems (Seaborg) 90

Treaty Information

Current Actions 122

United Nations

U.N. Adopts International Covenants on Hu-
man Rights (Harris, texts of covenants) . . 104
The Work of the 21st Session of the U.N. Gen-
eral Assembly (Goldberg) 98



Name Index

Goldberg, Arthur J gg

Harris, Patricia R * jo4

Seaborg, Glenn T \ qq



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