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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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Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Prevention of the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

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

Note by the High Commissioner for Human Rights transmitting the report of the International Commission of Inquiry for Togo

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

Working Paper on discrimination against indigenous peoples submitted by Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes

18 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Resolution 2000/20 on the Right to Seek and Enjoy Asylum

18 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2000/21 on the Detention of Asylum-Seekers

18 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its eighteenth session (Geneva, 24-28 July 2000) Chairperson-Rapporteur: Mr. Miguel Alfonso Martínez

17 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS Report of the sessional working group on the administration of justice Chairman-Rapporteur: Mr. Yozo Yokota

15 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION OF THEMATIC ISSUES RELATING TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION The concept and practice of affirmative action Preliminary report submitted by Mr. Marc Bossuyt, Special Rapporteur, in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 1998/5 Corrigendum

8 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report submitted by Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, on her visit to Mexico (28 January-14 February 2000) Executive summary*

3 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Report prepared by Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, on her visit to Mexico (28 January-14 February 2000)

2 August 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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