Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Sous-Commission de la promotion et de la protection des droits de l'homme

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History

1946, as Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities -- Sous-Commission de la lutte contre les mesures discriminatoires et de la protection des minorités, within the framework of United Nations Commission on Human Rights, under resolution 9 (II) of United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as part of United Nations (UN) in order to undertake studies in the light of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Present name adopted July 1999. Hosted by United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). Following abolition of the Commission of Human Rights and establishment, in its replacement, of the Human Rights Council as a subsidiary body of the General Assembly (GA resolution 60/251), the Sub-Commission was authorized by the Council to hold its final 58th session, convened in Geneva (Switzerland), 7-25 Aug 2006. Pursuant to Council decision 1/102 of 19 June 2006, the mandates and the mandate-holders of the Sub-Commission have been extended exceptionally for one year, subject to the review to be undertaken by the Council in conformity with operative paragraph 6 og GA resolution 60/251. In its decision 2/102 of 6 Oct 2006, the Council allowed continuation of previously authorized activities of the Sub-Commission in accordance with its decision 1/102. Replaced by Advisory Committee of United Nations Human Rights Council, which was set up following resolution 5/1.

Aims

Mandate: undertake studies and make recommendations to the Commission concerning the prevention of discrimination of any kind relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms and the protection of racial, national, religious and linguistic minorities; perform any other functions which may be entrusted to it by the Council or the Commission.

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Activities

Undertakes studies in the light of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and makes recommendations to the Commission. In 2003, ECOSOC authorized the convening of a 2-day 'Social Forum', an annual international forum on economic, social and cultural rights. Working Group on Communications (1503 Procedure) implements communications procedures established by ECOSOC relating to violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and brings to the attention of the Working Group on Situations of the Commission on Human Rights any situation which appears to reveal a consistent pattern of gross and reliably attested violations. Working papers by experts and studies and reports by Special Rapporteurs submitted to Sub-Commission.

Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 26 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Minority, Indigenous Groups
  • Communication
    • Promotion
  • Societal Problems
    • Protection
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Rights
    • Discrimination
  • Freedom
    • Freedom

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

K1849

Last News Received

2009
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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