Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/83 Work of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling its resolution 1999/81 of 28 April 1999,

Taking note of:

(a) The note by the Chairperson of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights on enhancing the effectiveness of the Sub-Commission (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1998/38),

(b) The note by the Chairperson of the Sub-Commission on the common position of the Sub-Commission on future tasks, length of sessions, working methods, composition and election of members (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1999/47),

(c) The report of the inter-sessional open-ended Working Group on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Mechanisms of the Commission on Human Rights (E/CN.4/2000/112), in particular paragraphs 42 to 56,

(d) The statement made on 22 March 2000 by the Chairperson of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission under item 3 of its agenda,

1. Reaffirms:

(a) Its recognition of the valuable contribution made by the Sub-Commission to the human rights work of the United Nations over the past fifty-three years;

(b) The need for clarification and adjustment of the mandate of the Sub-Commission as outlined in the report of the Working Group on Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Mechanisms of the Commission on Human Rights;

2. Decides to consider the issue of the work of the Sub-Commission again at its fifty-seventh session under the relevant agenda item;

3. Invites the Chairperson of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission on Human Rights to address the Sub-Commission at the opening meeting of its fifty-second session and to inform it about the debate that took place on this subject at the fifty-sixth session of the Commission under agenda items 16 and 20.


67th meeting
26 April 2000

[Adopted without a vote. ]

 

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