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Louis Henkin papers, 1940-2007, 1940-2007, bulk 1980-2005, bulk 1980-2005

Series VI: United Nations, 1981-2005

This series is divided into two subseries. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is a major organ of the United Nations and includes the subsidiary Commission on Human Rights and various sub-commissions. The more substantive subseries is from the Human Rights Committee, a treaty body of the United Nations implemented under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Henkin was one of the 18 appointed experts from 1999-2002. The HRC provides recommendations on reports and individual complaints submitted by states and their citizens.

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Subseries VI.1: Economic and Social Council, 1981-2004

This subseries includes occasional reports and correspondence from the ECOSOC's human rights bodies. Most of the material was sent as courtesy copies to Henkin in response to his involvement in international human rights law. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box 12 Commission on Human Rights, 1989-2004, (2 folders)

Box 12 Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,, 1981-1988, (5 folders)

Subseries VI.2: Human Rights Committee, 1993-2005

Materials in this subseries include some correspondence between Human Rights Committee members, individual complaints, and records and decisions from the committee's plenary sessions. The bulk of the subseries are the country reports, which consist of states party reports to be discussed in plenary sessions, as well as notes and supporting reports from organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box 13 Correspondence, 1999-2005, (2 folders)

Country Reports, 1993-2003

Box 13 Argentina, 1995-2000, (5 folders)

Box 13 Australia, 1994-2000, (6 folders)

Box 13 Croatia, 1996-2001, (4 folders)

Box 13 Czech Republic, 2000-2001, (4 folders)

Box 13 Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1995-2003, (10 folders)

Box 13 Denmark, 1995-1999, (1 folder)

Box 13 Dominican Republic, 1993-2001, (5 folders)

Box 13 Gabon, 1999-2000, (1 folder)

Box 13 Guatemala, 1994-2001, (5 folders)

Box 14 Ireland, 1998-2000, (5 folders)

Box 14 Kuwait, 1998-2000, (3 folders)

Box 14 Kyrgyzstan, 1997-2000, (4 folders)

Box 14 Monaco, 1994-2001, (1 folder)

Box 14 Peru, 1996-2000, (6 folders)

Box 14 Syria, 1999-2001, (5 folders)

Box 14 Trinidad and Tobago, 1999-2000, (2 folders)

Box 14 Uzbekistan, 1999-2001, (6 folders)

Box 14 Venezuela, 1999-2001, (4 folders)

Box 15 Individual Complaints, 1997-2001, (7 folders)

Box 15 Plenary Session Decisions, 2000-2002, (9 folders)