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Internally displaced persons.

Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Author UN Commission on Human Rights (48th sess. : 1992 : Geneva)
Publication Date 5 March 1992
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/RES/1992/73
Reference 48
Cite as UN Commission on Human Rights, Internally displaced persons., 5 March 1992, E/CN.4/RES/1992/73, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f0e71c.html [accessed 23 October 2014]

1992/73.
Internally displaced persons

The Commission on Human Rights,

Mindful of its responsibility under the Charter of the United Nations to promote and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Recalling the relevant norms of international human rights instruments as well as of international humanitarian law,

Deeply disturbed by the serious problem that the large number of internally displaced persons throughout the world and their suffering is creating for the international community,

Recognizing that internally displaced persons are in need of relief assistance and of protection,

Conscious of the human rights dimensions of internally displaced persons,

Recalling its resolution 1991/25 of 5 March 1991, in which it requested the Secretary-General to submit an analytical report on internally displaced persons, taking into account the protection of human rights of internally displaced persons, based on information submitted by Governments, the specialized agencies, relevant United Nations organs, regional and intergovernmental organizations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and non-governmental organizations,

1. Takes note of the analytical report of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons (E/CN.4/1992/23);

2. Requests the Secretary-General to designate a representative to seek again views and information from all Governments on the human rights issues related to internally displaced persons, including an examination of existing international human rights, humanitarian and refugee law and standards and their applicability to the protection of and relief assistance to internally

3. Encourages the Secretary-General to seek also views and information from the specialized agencies, relevant United Nations organs, regional intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and experts in all regions on these issues, as well as of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Ad Hoc Working Group on Early Warning regarding New Flows of Refugees and Displaced Persons established by the Administrative Committee on Coordination;

4. Encourages all interested Governments to make known their views on the subject;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive study to the Commission at its forty-ninth session, identifying existing laws and mechanisms for the protection of internally displaced persons, possible additional measures to strengthen implementation of these laws and mechanisms and alternatives for addressing protection needs not adequately covered by existing instruments;

6. Invites the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organization for Migration and the International Committee of the Red Cross to contribute to the preparation of this study;

7. Decides to continue its consideration of the question at its forty-ninth session under an appropriate agenda item.

55th meeting,
5 March 1992
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XI.]

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