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Rights of peoples and human rights. Stocktaking
1. It is easier to identify human rights as they are defined in existing universal international instruments than peoples' rights.
The movement towards the creation of an International Bill of Rights began in 1945 at the founding conference of the United Nations in San Francisco where the representatives of Cuba, Mexico and Panama proposed that a Declaration of the Essential Rights of Man be drawn up. As these suggestions were not formalized because of lack of available time, it became one of the first tasks of the newly established Human Rights Commission to prepare the relevant drafts for a set of rights to be applied on a worldwide scale for the benefit of every human being. The final stages of this legislative process are well known. On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [...]