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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 Independent Expert on the Question of Human Rights and Extreme Poverty: Mission to the United States of America (24 October to 4 November 2005)

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

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

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

24 January 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Human rights of migrants: Report of the mission to the border between Mexico and the United States of America [7-18 March 2002]

30 October 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

Mission to the United States of America, 24 September-10 October 2001 on the Right to Education

17 January 2002 | 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

Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions : report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Bacre Waly Ndiaye, submitted pursuant to Commission resolution 1997/61

22 January 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Addendum to the Report on the Mission of the Special Rapporteur to the United States of America on the Issue of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (9-20 December 1996 )

7 February 1997 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Mission Reports

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