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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 Return of Refugees' or Displaced Persons' Property. Working Paper Submitted by Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro Pursuant to Sub-Commission Decision 2001/122

12 June 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107

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

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107: Addendum - Regional activities

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

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107: Addendum - Examples of practices in regard to non-citizens

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

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107: Addendum United Nations activities

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Elimination of the Exploitation of Child Labour, submitted pursuant to Sub-Commission resolution 1997/22

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

Report of the Sub-Commission on the Promotiona nd Protection of Human Rights on its Fifty-third Session, Geneva, 30 July-17 August 2001

22 November 2001 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Resolution 2001/16 on International Protection for Refugees and Displaced Persons

16 August 2001 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Report of the sessional working group on the administration of justice

14 August 2001 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Prevention of discrimination and protection of indigenous peoples: Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its nineteenth session

9 August 2001 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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