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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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Question of The Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Including Policies of Racial Discrimination and Segregation and of Apartheid, 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): Situation of human rights in Togo, Note by the Secretary-General

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

The realization of economic, social and cultural rights: the realization of the right to education, including education in human rights: Note by the Secretariat

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

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS WITH REGARD TO WOMEN Report of the Secretary-General on the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 1999/14

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

CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on its twenty-fifth session Chairperson-Rapporteur: Ms. Halima Embarek Warzazi

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

THE REALIZATION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS The right of everyone to access to drinking water supply and sanitation services: Note by the Secretariat

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

Prevention of discrimination against and the protection of minorities: Working paper on the relationship and distinction between the rights of persons belonging to minorities and those of indigenous peoples

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

THE REALIZATION OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS: Promoting the right to development in the context of the United Nations Decade for the Elimination of Poverty (1997-2006) - Report of the Secretary-General submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 1999/9

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

PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AND THE PROTECTION OF MINORITIES Report of the Working Group on Minorities on its sixth session (Geneva, 22-26 May 2000) Chairperson-Rapporteur: Mr. Asbjørn Eide

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

HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO LAND Indigenous peoples and their relationship to land Final working paper prepared by the Special Rapporteur, Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes

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

Systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during armed conflicts : report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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

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