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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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Administration Of Justice, Rule Of Law And Democracy: Discrimination in the criminal justice system

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

Economic, Social And Cultural Rights: Realization of the right to drinking water and sanitation Report of the Special Rapporteur, El Hadji Guissé

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

Specific Human Rights Issues: Working paper on human rights and non-State actors submitted by Gáspár Biró and Antoanella-Iulia Motoc

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

Specific Human Rights Issues Women And Human Rights: Ninth report and final report on the situation regarding the elimination of traditional practices affecting the health of women and the girl child, prepared by Ms. Halima Embarek Warzazi

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

Specific Human Rights Issues: Systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during armed conflicts Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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

Economic, Social And Cultural Rights: Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons Final report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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

Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection Of Minorities: Report of the Working Group on Minorities on its eleventh session

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

Administration of Justice, Rule of Law And Democracy: Question of human rights and states of emergency List of States which have proclaimed or continued a state of emergency Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights decision 1998/108

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

Specific Human Rights Issues Contemporary Forms Of Slavery: Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on its thirtieth session

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

Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons

28 June 2005 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

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