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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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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

Civil and political rights, including questions of torture and detention: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

19 November 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Civil and political rights, including questions of torture and detention: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

26 November 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

The Right To Education: Mission to the United Kigndom and Northern Ireland

5 February 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

The right to education: Addendum Mission to the United Kingdom

5 February 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Civil and political rights, including questions of torture and detention: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

9 November 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report on the right to education: Addendum Mission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (England) 18-22 October 1999

9 December 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Report of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention : addendum : report on the visit of the Working Group to the United Kingdom on the issue of immigrants and asylum seekers

18 December 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Civil and political rights, including questions of torture and detention: Opinions adopted by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

9 November 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Param Cumaraswamy, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/23

5 March 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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