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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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CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY Updated review of the implementation of and follow-up to the conventions on slavery Working paper prepared by Mr. David Weissbrodt and Anti-Slavery International

26 May 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Review of developments in the field of contemporary forms of slavery: Measures to prevent and repress all contemporary forms of slavery, including the consideration of corrpution and international debt as promiting factors of contemporary forms of slavery and other forms of exploitation. Report of the Secretary-General

23 May 2000 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT HUMAN RIGHTS AND POPULATION DISPLACEMENTS

13 August 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question of The Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Including Policies of Racial Discrimination and Segregation, in All Countries, with Particular Reference to Colonial and Other Dependant Countries and Territories: Report of The Sub-Commission On Human Rights Resolution 8 (XXIII)

13 August 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

HUMAN RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its seventeenth session (Geneva, 26-30 July 1999) Chairperson-Rapporteur: Ms. Erica-Irene A. Daes

12 August 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Question of The Violation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Including Policies of Racial Discrimination and Segregation, in All Countries, with Particular Reference to Colonial and Other Dependent Countries and Territories: Report of The Sub_Commission Under Commission On Human Rights Resolution 8 (XXIII)

11 August 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Prevention of the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography Report of the Secretary-General submitted pursuant to Sub-Commission resolution 1998/19 Addendum

5 August 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Comprehensive Examination of Thematic Issues Relating to the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Implementation of Human Rights with Regard to Women, Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Administration of Justice, and Human Rights Review of Further Developments in Fields with which the Sub-Commission has been or may be concerned, Memorandum submitted by the International Labour Office

22 July 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Contemporary Forms Of Slavery Report Of The Working Group On Contemporary Forms Of Slavery On Its Twenty-Fourth Session Chairperson-Rapporteur: Ms. Halima Embarek Warzazi

20 July 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN TRADITIONAL PRACTICES AFFECTING THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND THE GIRL CHILD Third report on the situation regarding the elimination of traditional practices affecting the health of women and the girl child, produced by Mrs. Halima Embarek Warzazi pursuant to Sub-Commission resolution 1998/16

9 July 1999 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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