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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

Situation of human rights in Haiti : report / prepared by the Independent Expert, Louis Joinet

24 January 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in Haiti : report / prepared by the Independent Expert, Louis Joinet

21 January 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in Haiti / prepared by the Independent Expert, Louis Joinet, pursuant to the Chairperson's statement at the 58th session of the Commission on Human Rights under agenda item 19, entitled "Technical cooperation and the situation of human rights in Haiti"

23 December 2002 | 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

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

Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/78: Situation of human rights in Haiti

27 April 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, Radhika Coomaraswamy, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/44. Addendum: Report on the mission to Haiti

27 January 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Situation of human rights in Haiti

28 April 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Haiti

17 April 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Situation of human rights in Haiti

15 April 1997 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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