When the US Department of State committee that was authorized to work on plans for the United Nations (UN) first produced its Outline Plan to the President in 1943, there was no mention made of human rights. Human rights concerns were assumed to be included under the organizations’ general purpose, then conceived as promoting “through cooperative effort the social advancement of nations and peoples.” The big three powers (the United States, USSR, and the United Kingdom) were more concerned about making sure any international body did nothing to affect their sovereignty—international law (following the Treaty of Westphalia) held that how a nation treated its own people, with some rare exceptions, was basically its own business. The League of Nations had also taken this view despite being made aware of the atrocities of the First World War.
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