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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 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

Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan and on the Achievements of Technical Assistance in the Field of Human Rights

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

Fundamental standards of humanity. Report of the Secretary-General

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

Report of the Independent Expert on the Question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty

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

Addendum to the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance: Mission to Brazil (17-26 October 2005)

28 February 2006 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Situation of Detainees at Guantánamo Bay

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

The situation of human rights in Myanmar : report of the Secretary-General

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

Analytical Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Best Practices in Relation to Conscientious Objection to Military Service

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

Report by 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: Women and Adequate Housing

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

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