Protection of Roma (gypsies).

Protection of Roma (gypsies)

The Commission on Human Right, Taking into account Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities resolutions 6 (XXX) of 31 August 1977 and 1991/21 of 29 August 1991, Recalling General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948, by which it adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and its resolution 217 C (III) also of 10 December 1948, in which it considered that the United Nations could not remain indifferent to the fate of minorities, Recalling also the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the principles contained therein, Recalling further its resolutions 1990/13 of 23 February 1990 and 1990/45 and 1990/46 of 6 March 1990, Bearing in mind General Assembly resolution 39/16 of 23 November 1984, in which the Assembly invited the Commission on Human Rights to continue exercising vigilance in identifying actual or emergent situations of racism or racial discrimination, to draw attention to them where discovered and to suggest appropriate remedial measures,

1. Requests the Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities entrusted with preparing a study on possible ways and means of facilitating the peaceful and constructive solution of problems involving minorities, in carrying out his work, to accord special attention to and to provide information on the specific conditions in which the Roma (gypsies) live;

2. Invites States to adopt all appropriate measures in order to eliminate any form of discrimination against the Roma (gypsies);

3. Invites States who may wish to do so to avail themselves of the advisory services of the Centre for Human Rights for that purpose.

54th meeting
4 March 1992
[Adopted by 43 votes to none,
with 8 abstentions. See chap. XVIII]

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