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The first major task that faced the CHR was the enumeration of an international bill of rights. In its first meeting in January 1947, the CHR created a Drafting Committee to create such a bill of rights. Early debate on the document centered on whether it should be a declaration of rights, a legally binding treaty or covenant, or some combination of the two. Because of some hesitance on the part of many UN member states (including the United States and the former Soviet Union) to sign a legally binding document, the CHR decided to focus its early efforts on a declaration of rights in order to gain more consensus. After several meetings of the CHR and the Drafting Committee, the CHR forwarded a draft document to the UN General Assembly Third Committee, which contains representatives from all member states. The revised...

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