Decision 1/102. Extension by the Human Rights Council of all mandates, mechanisms, functions and responsibilities of the Commission on Human Rights



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Decision 1/102. Extension by the Human Rights Council of all mandates, mechanisms, functions and responsibilities of the Commission on Human Rights


At its 23rd meeting, on 30 June 2006, the Human Rights Council adopted, without a vote, the following text:

The Human Rights Council,

Bearing in mind General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006, entitled “Human Rights Council”, and in particular its paragraph 6,

Stressing the importance of avoiding any protection gap during the transitional period, in accordance with paragraph 6 of that General Assembly resolution,

“1. Decides to extend exceptionally for one year, subject to the review to be undertaken by the Council in conformity with General Assembly resolution 60/251, the mandates and the mandate holders of all the special procedures of the Commission on Human Rights, of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights as well as the procedure established in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1503 (XLVIII) of 27 May 1970, as listed in the annex to the present decision;

“2. Requests, in this regard, the special procedures, the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and the procedure established in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1503 (XLVIII) to continue with the implementation of their mandates and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to continue to provide the necessary support to them;

“3. Decides to approve the following arrangements for the transitional period:

“(a) To consider at its next session the reports of all special procedures submitted to the sixty second session of the Commission on Human Rights;

“(b) That the final session of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights shall be convened starting 31 July 2006 for a period of up to four weeks, if so decided by the Sub Commission, including its pre-sessional and in-sessional working groups, and shall give due priority to preparing:


  1. A paper on the Sub-Commission’s record that gives its own vision and recommendations for future expert advice to the Council, to be submitted to the Council in 2006;

  2. A detailed list describing the status of all the Sub-Commission’s ongoing studies as well as an overall review of its activities, to be submitted to the Council in 2006;

“4. Also decides that the working groups and the Social Forum of the Sub-Commission shall be convened to hold their annual sessions in accordance with current practices in order to contribute to the Sub-Commission’s paper as described in paragraph 3 (b) (i) above;

“5. Further decides to consider at its next session all outstanding reports referred to it by the Commission on Human Rights.”

ANNEX

“Implementation of General Assembly resolution 60/251: extension by the
Human Rights Council of all mandates, mechanisms, functions and
responsibilities of the Commission on Human Rights

Commission on Human Rights

“Intergovernmental working group established to make recommendations with a view to the effective implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

“Independent expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Haiti

“Independent expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Somalia

“Independent expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi

“Independent expert on technical cooperation and advisory services in Liberia

“Independent expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

“Independent expert on the situation of human rights in Uzbekistan (procedure established in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1503 (XLVIII))

“Independent expert on human rights and international solidarity

“Independent expert on minority issues

“Independent expert on the effects of economic reform policies and foreign debt on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights

“Independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty

“Personal Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Cuba

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Sudan

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967a

“Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living

“Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

“Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

“Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

“Special Rapporteur on the adverse effects of the illicit movement and dumping of toxic and dangerous products and wastes on the enjoyment of human rights

“Special Rapporteur on the human rights aspects of the victims of trafficking in persons, especially women and children

“Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

“Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

“Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism

“Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

“Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

“Special Rapporteur on the right to education

“Special Rapporteur on the right to food

“Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

“Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people

“Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

“Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

“Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises

“Special Representative of the Secretary-General for human rights in Cambodia

“Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders

“Representative of the Secretary-General on human rights of internally displaced persons

“Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

“Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

“Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances

“Working group on the question of the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination

“Working Group on Communications of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

“Working Group on Situations


Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

“Special Rapporteur entrusted with preparing a detailed study on the difficulties of establishing guilt and/or responsibilities with regard to crimes of sexual violence

“Special Rapporteur to conduct a detailed study of discrimination in the criminal justice system

“Special Rapporteur to conduct a detailed study of the universal implementation of international human rights treaties

“Special Rapporteur to prepare a comprehensive study on corruption and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights, in particular economic, social and cultural rights

“Special Rapporteur to undertake a study on human rights and the human genome

“Special Rapporteur to undertake a study on non-discrimination as enshrined in article 2, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

“Special Rapporteur with the task of preparing a comprehensive study on the prevention of human rights violations committed with small arms and light weapons

“Special Rapporteurs with the task of preparing a comprehensive study on discrimination based on work and descent

“Social Forum

“Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

“Working Group on Indigenous Populations

“Working Group on Minorities”



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a The duration of this mandate has been established until the end of the occupation (see Commission on Human Rights resolution 1993/2 of 12 February 1993).


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