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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, 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, written Statement Submitted By Association For World Education, A Non-Governmental Organization On The Roster

13 July 2003 | 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 Ninth Session (Geneva, 12-16 May 2003)

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

Administration Of Justice, Rule Of Law And Democracy; Economic, Social And Cultural Rights; Prevention Of Discrimination; Memorandum Submitted By The International Labour Office

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

Specific Human Rights Issues: Women And Human Rights - the Rights Of Women Married To Foreigners - working Paper Submitted By Mr. Vladimir Kartashkin Pursuant To sub-Commission Decision 2002/112

30 June 2003 | 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 Twenty-Eighth Session; Chairperson-Rapporteur: Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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

Systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practicesduring armed conflictsReport of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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

Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection Of Minorities; Progress Report On The Update To The Study On Peaceful And Constructiveapproaches To Situations Involving Minorities Submitted By Asbjørn Eidein Accordance With Sub-Commission Resolution 2002/16

17 June 2003 | 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 Emergencylist Of States Which Have Proclaimed Or Continueda State Of Emergencyreport Of The Office Of The High Commissioner For Human Rights Submittedin Accordance With Commission On Human Rights Decision 1998/108

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

The rights of non-citizens; Final report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt,submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decision 2000/103,Commission resolution 2000/104 and Economic and Social Councildecision 2000/283AddendumUnited Nations activities*

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

The rights of non-citizens; Final report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt,submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decision 2000/103,Commission resolution 2000/104 and Economic and SocialCouncil decision 2000/283AddendumRegional activities

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

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