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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 on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders: Mission to Brazil (5-21 December 2005), Preliminary Conclusions and Recommendations

14 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, and on the Right to Non-discrimination in this Context

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People: Mission to New Zealand

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

Report on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: Mission to China

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

Addendum to the Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders: Mission to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions

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

Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Human Rights in Cambodia, Yash Ghai : addendum

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

2nd Addendum to the Report Submitted by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Mission to France (18 to 29 September 2005)

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

Addendum to the Report submitted by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders: Compilation of Developments in the Area of Human Rights Defenders

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

Addendum to the Report of the Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of People to Self-determination on the Resumed First Session (10 to 14 October 2005 and 13 to 17 February 2006)

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

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