Forced Labor in the "People's Democracies"

Forced Labor in the "People's Democracies"

Forced Labor in the "People's Democracies"

Forced Labor in the "People's Democracies"

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In support of the Statement by the International League for the Rights of Man presented on March 28, 1955 to the Secretary- General of the United Nations under Resolution 524 (XVII) of the Economic and Social Council, the International League duly appends this Supplement which, because of its length, could not be included in the text of the Statement.

In addition to its study of the legal codes relating to forced labor, the International League is currently analyzing over 20,000 pages of testimony dealing directly with the practice of forced labor. This summary of its current findings is intended as an interim report to the United Nations concerning the evidence it has acquired since its previous presentations on June 18, 1952 in New York and on November 5, 1952 in Geneva before the U.N.- I.L.O. Ad Hoc Committee on Forced Labour. The International League hopes that this presentation will be of assistance to the United Nations by its illustration of recent developments in the practice of forced labor as a means of political coercion and economic exploitation and as an institution which has become integrated into the structure of society of some states.

The International League for the Rights of Man is an independent international organization with the official status of a nongovernmental organization in consultative status to the United Nations. Its aim is the nonpartisan defense and advancement of what it considers the inalienable rights of man. It is not attached to any nation or bloc of nations. This report should in no way be . . .

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