The Russian delegates on all Commissions embarked on a policy of
personal abuse and insulting references against our delegates.
Today General Boase  on the Military Commission, Dr. Walker on
the Economic Finland and Balkans Commission and myself on the
Italian Political and Territorial Commission had nasty
experiences. In each case no degree whatever of provocation was
given on our side so apparently it is a plan.
The British Government and Dominions met this afternoon and I
raised this aspect stating that apart from the United States and
Canada no other delegate protested. I contended we could play the
same game but it was not our wish and wanted to know whether or
not the British delegation were prepared to see we got fair and
decent hearing. They decided to co-operate but I will have to see
the result before I can be sure they will do so.
Many of our amendments were discussed and very little support was
forthcoming. The New Zealand delegate said he had a message to
support the Human Rights proposal  but only weakly advanced his
interest. No others present indicated any firmness to support us.
Treaty revision executive was not supported either-those who spoke
claimed the United Nations Organisation the most appropriate body
to use. I think I should indicate that whatever result is achieved
will arise from our own efforts. We will not obtain much support
from the British group, as for outside it is very problematical.