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Charles Dukes
(Lord Dukeston)

1880-1948
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Member of the Commission on Human Rights


Charles Dukes was a trade unionist who had a successful career in the British Trade Unions Congress General Council and became its President in 1946. While he represented his country during the first and second sessions of the Commission on Human Rights, he participated in the drafting of the Universal Declaration as well as a legally-binding convention, the title of which would eventually be the International Covenant on Human Rights.

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