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

20 July 2004 | 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 Slavery, Report of the Secretary-General

16 July 2004 | 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 by Florizelle O'Connor on the issue of women in prison

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

Corruption and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights, in particular, economic, social and cultural rights; Preliminary report of the Special Rapporteur, Ms. Christy Mbonu

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

Expanded working paper on the difficulties of establishing guilt and/or responsibilities with regard to crimes of sexual violence submitted by Lalaina Rakotoarisoa

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

Terrorism and human rights Final report of the Special Rapporteur, Kalliopi K. Koufa

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

Implementation of existing human rights norms and standards in the context of the fight against extreme poverty Progress report submitted by José Bengoa, coordinator of the ad hoc group of experts

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

Study on non-discrimination as enshrined in article 2, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Working paper prepared by Emmanuel Decaux

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

Women and Human Rights: Eighth report on the situation regarding the elimination of traditional practices affecting the health of women and the girl child, prepared by Ms. Halima Embarek Warzazi

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

Discrimination in the criminal justice system Note by the Secretariat

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

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