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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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Human Rights Resolution 2005/50: Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights to Elaborate a Draft Declaration in Accordance with Paragraph 5 of General Assembly Resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994

20 April 2005 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2004/59: Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights to Elaborate a Draft Declaration in Accordance with Paragraph 5 of General Assembly Resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994

20 April 2004 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Commission on Human Rights Resolution 2003/57: Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights to Elaborate a Draft Declaration in Accordance with Paragraph 5 of General Assembly Resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994

24 April 2003 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Status Of The Convention Against Torture And Other Cruel, Inhuman Or Degrading Treatment Or Punishment : Report Of The Secretary-General

18 December 2002 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Civil and Political Rights Including the Question of Torture and Detention: Status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment / Report of the Secretary-General

11 December 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/57 Working group of the Commission on Human Rights to elaborate a draft declaration in accordance with paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994

25 April 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/35 Draft optional protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

20 April 2000 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Status of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Report of the Secretary-General

1 December 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

First consultation on the elaboration of a possible draft Declaration on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty: report of the Workshop on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Geneva, 30-31 August 1999

17 November 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights to Elaborate a Draft Declaration in accordance with Paragraph 5 of General Assembly resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994.

27 April 1999 | Publisher: UN Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Legislative History / Travaux Préparatoires

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