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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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Issue of the administration of justice through military tribunals Report submitted by Mr. Emmanuel Decaux

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

Report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Elimination of the Exploitation of Child Labour

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

Report of the Working Group on Minorities on its tenth session (Geneva, 1-5 March 2004) Chairperson-Rapporteur: Mr. Asbjørn Eide

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

Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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

Systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during armed conflicts

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

Poverty as a violation of human rights Working paper submitted by José Bengoa

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

Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

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

The Report of the Working Group on Minorities on its visit to Finland (17 to 20 January 2004) By Mr. Asbjørn Eide, Chairperson-Rapporteur

2 June 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; Report Of The Sessional Working Group On The Administration Of Justice; Chairperson-Rapporteur: Ms. Iulia-Antoanella Motoc

12 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Prevention Of Discrimination And Protection of Indigenous Peoples; Report Of The Working Group On Indigenous Populations on Its Twenty-First Session

11 August 2003 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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