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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 Secretary-General on the situation of women and girls in the territories occupied by Afghan armed groups, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 2001/15

12 July 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Prevention Of Discrimination; Other Human Rights Issues; Report Submitted By The United Nations Population Fund

11 July 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Issue of the administration of justice through military tribunals

9 July 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Traditional Practices Affecting The Health Of women And The Girl Child; Sixth 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 2000/13

2 July 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Programme of work of the ad hoc working group established to prepare a study to contribute to the drafting of an international declaration on extreme poverty and human rights

25 June 2002 | 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-seventh session

17 June 2002 | 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 eighth session (Geneva, 27-31 May 2002)

14 June 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107

5 June 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107: Addendum - Regional activities

3 June 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

The rights of non-citizens: Progress report of the Special Rapporteur, Mr. David Weissbrodt, submitted in accordance with Sub-Commission decisions 2000/103 and 2001/108, as well as Commission decision 2002/107: Addendum - Examples of practices in regard to non-citizens

3 June 2002 | Publisher: UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

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