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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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Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

2 June 2004 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

The Report of the Working Group on Minorities on its visit to Finland (17 to 20 January 2004) By Mr. Asbjørn Eide, Chairperson-Rapporteur

2 June 2004 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Regard to Human Rights

26 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Sessional Reports

Resolution 2003/23 on the Rights of Minorities

13 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2003/17 on the Prohibition of Forced Evictions

13 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2003/18 on Housing and Property Restitution

13 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2003/21 on the Rights of Non-Citizens

13 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Administration Of Justice, Rule Of Law And Democracy; Report Of The Sessional Working Group On The Administration Of Justice; Chairperson-Rapporteur: Ms. Iulia-Antoanella Motoc

12 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection of Indigenous Peoples; Report Of The Working Group On Indigenous Populations on Its Twenty-First Session

11 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question Of The Violation Of Human Rights And Fundamentalfreedoms, Including Policies Of Racial Discrimination And Segregation, In All Countries, With Particular Reference Tocolonial And Other Dependent Countries And Territories:Report Of The Sub-Commission Under Commission On Humanrights Resolution 8 (Xxiii)Specific Human Rights Issues

21 July 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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