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UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights was the main subsidiary body of the Commission on Human Rights. The future of the Sub-Commission may be to assume its functions under the Human Rights Council in line with General Assembly resolution A/RES/60/251 establishing the Human Rights Council. It was originally established by the Commission on Human Rights at its first session in 1947, under the authority of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination against Minorities. In 1999, ECOSOC changed the title to Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. The Sub-Commission was composed of 26 experts who acted in their personal capacity and were elected with due regard to equitable geographical distribution. The Sub-Commission had six main working groups: on Administration of Justice; Communications; Contemporary Forms of Slavery; Indigenous Populations; Minorities, and on Transnational Corporations. Among the main themes addressed wwere: racism; the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world; economic, social and cultural rights; civil and political rights, i.e., torture, detention, disappearances and summary executions, freedom of expression, the independence of the judiciary, impunity and religious intolerance; the human rights of women, children, migrant workers, minorities and displaced persons. This database contains Sub-Commission reports relevant to the work of UNHCR.

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The rights of non-citizens : final report of the Special Rapporteur, David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decision 2000/103, Commission resolution 2000/104 and Economic and Social Council decision 2000/283

26 May 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

rights of non-citizens; Final report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt,submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decision 2000/103,Commission resolution 2000/104 and Economic and SocialCouncil decision 2000/283AddendumExamples of practices in regard to non-citizens

26 May 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report Of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights on Its Fifty-fourth Session, Geneva, 29 July-16 August 2002

19 November 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Resolution 2002/30 on the Right to Return of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

15 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2002/23 on International Protection for Refugees

14 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2002/7 Housing and Property Restitution in the Context of Refugees and Other Displaced Persons

14 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Administration Of Justice, Rule Of Law And Democracy (Continued) Economic, Social And Cultural Rights

9 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its twentieth session

8 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question Of The Violation Of Human Rights And Fundamental Freedoms, Including Policies Of Racial Discrimination And Segregation, in All Countries, with Particular Reference to Colonial And Other Dependent Countries And Territories: Report Of The Sub-Commission Under Commission On Human Rights Resolution 8 (Xxiii) (Continued)

8 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question Of The Violation Of Human Rights And Fundamental freedoms, Including Policies Of Racial Discrimination And Segregation, In All Countries, With Particular Reference To Colonial And Other Dependent Countries And Territories: Report Of The Sub-Commission Under Commission On Human Rights Resolution 8 (Xxiii)

8 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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