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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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Resolution 2005/27 on Systematic Rape, Sexual Slavery and Slavery-Like Practices During Armed Conflicts

11 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2005/28 on Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and the Girl Child

11 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2005/29 on Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

11 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2005/21 on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons

11 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2005/14 on Accountability of International Personnel Taking Part in Peace Support Operations

10 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2005/10 on Attacks on Persons Entitled to Protection as Civilians

10 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2005/15 on Issue of the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals

10 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Specific Human Rights Issues: New Prioritiers, In Particular Terrorism And Counter-Terrorism

9 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Resolution 2005/2 on Prohibition of Military Operations Directed Against Medical Facilities, Transport and Personnel Entitled to Protection During Armed Conflict

8 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Economic, Social And Cultural Rights: Non-discrimination as enshrined in article 2, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Preliminary report submitted by the Special Rapporteur, Marc Bossuyt, Corrigendum

3 August 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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