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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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Commentary Of The Working Group On Minorities To The United Nations Declaration On The Rights Of Persons Belonging To National Or Ethnic, Religious And Linguistic Minorities

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

Minorities and National Human Rights Institutions

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

Specific Human Rights Issues: New Priorities, in Particular Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

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

Report of the sessional working group on the Administration of Justice

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

Report of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations on its twenty-second session

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

Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities

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

Working paper submitted by Mr. Miguel Alfonso Martínez, Member of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, pursuant to Sub-Commission resolution 2003/29

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

Report of the Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery on its twenty-ninth session Chairperson-Rapporteur: Mr. Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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

New Priorities, in particularTerrorism and Counter-Terrorism

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

Working paper by Françoise Hampson on the criminalization, investigation and prosecution of acts of serious sexual violence

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

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