The ICJ was requested by the National Bar Association of Panama to investigate a number of complaints of infringements of Articles 3, 5 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United States of America on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of January 1964 in Panama.
The Commission appointed an Investigating Committee consisting of three well-known jurists to undertake the investigation: Professor A. D. Belinfante of Amsterdam University (Netherlands); Judge Gustaf Petren (Sweden); and Mr. Navroz Vakil, practising lawyer, Bombay (India).
The Commission now presents the unanimous findings and Report of the Investigating Committee. The methods and procedure adopted by the Investigating Committee are dealt with in the Report.
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