Open call to governments to support the establishment of a U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights which was adopted by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights on March 22, 1967.
The ICJ, together with other NGOs interested in the field of human rights, hopes that one day the United Nations will adopt machinery for the protection of human rights that goes much further that this unassuming step. It would like to see a body empowered to receive individual complaints of violations of human rights and to issue binding orders to governments.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights-call for support-advocacy paper-1968-eng (full text in English, PDF)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights-call for support-advocacy paper-1968-fra (full text in French, PDF)