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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 2004/25 on the Imposition of the Death Penalty on Civilians by Military Tribunals or by Tribunals Whose Composition Includes One or More Members of the Armed Forces

12 August 2004 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2004/2 on Housing and Property Restitution

9 August 2004 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2004/11 on the Protection of Indigenous Peoples in Time of Conflict

9 August 2004 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2004/13 on the Rights of Minorities

9 August 2004 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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

Resolution 2002/30 on the Right to Return of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons

15 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

Resolution 2002/23 on International Protection for Refugees

14 August 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Resolutions/Recommendations/Declarations

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