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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

Rapport de l'Expert Indépendant Chargé d'Examiner la Situation des Droits de l'Homme en République Démocratique du Congo, Rectificatif

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

Report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

7 February 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

7 November 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/56

18 January 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Republic of the Congo

29 December 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo : note / by the Secretariat

10 December 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire), in accordance with Commission resolution 1997/58 : corrigendum.

30 April 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (former Zaire) / submitted by the Special Rapporteur, Roberto Garreton, in accordance with Commission resolution 1997/58

30 January 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Report on allegations of massacres and other human rights violations occurring in eastern Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) since September 1996, pursuant to paragraph 6 of Commission on Human Rights resolution 1997/58

23 January 1998 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

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