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Question of a draft Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Publisher UN Commission on Human Rights
Author UN Commission on Human Rights (44th sess. : 1988 : Geneva)
Publication Date 10 March 1988
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.4/RES/1988/71
Reference 44
Cite as UN Commission on Human Rights, Question of a draft Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms., 10 March 1988, E/CN.4/RES/1988/71, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3b00f0ba24.html [accessed 20 December 2014]

1988/71. Question of a draft declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of society to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling its decision 1984/116 of 16 March 1984 to establish an working group to draft a declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of society to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Recalling also its decision 1985/112 of 14 March 1985 that the open-ended working group should be convened at the forty-second session of the Commission, meeting pre-sessionally for one week, and its resolutions 1986/44 of 12 March 1986 and 1987/52 of 11 March 1987, in which the progress achieved by the working group at its first and second meetings was noted,

Recalling also its resolutions 23 (XXXVI) of 29 February 1980, 28 (XXXVII) of 11 March 1981, 1982/30 of 11 March 1982 and 1983/31 of 8 March 1983 concerning the role of individuals, groups and organs of society in the promotion and protection of universally recognized human rights,

Noting with satisfaction the progress made and the satisfactory drafting undertaken by the open-ended working group both during its one-week meeting prior to the forty-fourth session of the Commission and in meetings held in the first week of the Commission's session,

1. Decides to continue at its forty-fifth session its work on the elaboration of the draft declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of society to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms, using as a basis the views expressed and proposals made in the working group at its previous sessions;

2. Decides also to make available during the forty-fifth session of the commission appropriate meeting time for the working group, preferably during the first two weeks of the session;

3. Decides to consider the question under a separate agenda item at its forty-fifth and future sessions, in accordance with previous standard-setting practice in the Commission, the item to be entitled "Drafting of a declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of society to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms";

4. Recommends the following draft resolution to the Economic and Social Council for adoption:

[For the text, see chap. I, sect. A, draft resolution VIII.]

55th meeting
10 March 1988
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XII.]

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