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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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Fourth report on the situation regarding the elimination of traditional practices affecting the health of women and the girl child / produced by Halima Embarek Warzazi pursuant to Sub-Commission resolution 1999/13

27 June 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 The human rights problems and protections of the Roma Working paper prepared by Mr. Y.K.J. Yeung Sik Yuen pursuant to the Sub-Commission decision 1999/109

23 June 2000 | 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):Violations of the rights of human rights defenders in all countries, Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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

REVIEW OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN FIELDS WITH WHICH THE SUB-COMMISSION HAS BEEN OR MAY BE CONCERNED Terrorism and human rights Note by the secretariat

20 June 2000 | 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) - The death penalty, particularly in relation to juvenile offenders: Note by the Secretariat

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

Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Report of the Seminar on the draft principles and guidelines for the protection of the heritage of indigenous people (Geneva, 28 February - 1 March 2000) Chairperson-Rapporteur: Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes

19 June 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: The Role and Equal Participation of Women in Development - Note by the Secretariat

6 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 conflict : update to the final report / submitted by Gay J. McDougall, Special Rapporteur

6 June 2000 | 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): Status of withdrawals and reservations with respect to the international Covenants on Human Rights Report of the Secretary-General

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

CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY Updated review of the implementation of and follow-up to the conventions on slavery Working paper prepared by Mr. David Weissbrodt and Anti-Slavery International

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

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