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UN Commission on Human Rights

Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the Commission on Human Rights was slated to be abolished on 16 June 2006 with the conclusion of its sixty-second session and pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/60/251 establishing the Human Rights Council. The Commission on Human Rights for decades was considered to be the central architect of the work of the United Nations in the field of human rights. Delegates from its 53 member States, together with those of observer States and non-governmental organizations, met in March/April of each year in regular sessions in Geneva, though special sessions were sometimes held at other times to deal with urgent and acute human rights situations. It was assisted in this work by the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, a number of working groups and a network of individual experts, representatives and special rapporteurs mandated to report to it on specific issues or countries. At its regular sessions, the Commission adopted resolutions, decisions and statements on matters of relevance to individuals in all regions and circumstances.  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/chr
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Addendum to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Adverse Effects of the Illicit Movement and Dumping of Toxic and Dangerous Products and Wastes on the Enjoyment of Human Rights: Summary of Communications Sent to and Replies Received from Governments and Other Actors During 2005

27 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Leandro Despouy : addendum : situation in specific countries or territories

27 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions: Transparency and the Imposition of the Death Penalty

24 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Addendum to the Preliminary Note by the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism: Visit to Turkey (16 to 23 February 2006)

24 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Rapport de l'Expert Indépendant Chargé d'Examiner la Situation des Droits de l'Homme en République Démocratique du Congo, Rectificatif

22 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Addendum to the Report on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living: Mission to the Islamic Republic of Iran (19-31 July 2005)

21 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living, Miloon Kothari : addendum : mission to Cambodia

21 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Addendum to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Follow-up to the Recommendations Made by the Special Rapporteur; Visits to Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Mexico, Romania, the Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Venezuela

21 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food: Mission to India

20 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Addendum to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education: Mission to Botswana (26 September to 4 October 2005)

17 March 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

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