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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: 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

Administration Of Justice, Rule Of Law And Democracy: Working paper on the relationship between human rights law and international humanitarian law by Françoise Hampson and Ibrahim Salama

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

Standard-Setting: Review of the draft principles and guidelines on the the heritage of indigenous peoples

21 June 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: Right to an effective remedy in criminal proceedings Report submitted by Mohamed Habib Cherif

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

Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection Of Minorities

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

Implementation Of The Mandate Contained In Sub-Commission Resolution 2004/8, Poverty and economic growth: challenges to human rights, Background note by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

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

Economic, Social And Cultural Rights: Non-discrimination as enshrined in article 2, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Preliminary report submitted by the Special Rapporteur, Marc Bossuyt

16 June 2005 | 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 AND MEASURES TO PREVENT AND REPRESS ALL CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERYReport of the Secretary-General

3 June 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: Issue of the administration of justice through military tribunals Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur, Emmanuel Decaux

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

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