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E/CN.4/1999/167, E/1999/23
20 July 1999


Original: ENGLISH
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

REPORT ON THE FIFTY-FIFTH SESSION

(22 March - 30 April 1999)


PART II

(for use by members of the Economic and Social Council during its l999 substantive session)


* The first and second parts will subsequently be published in a single volume, as the
Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, Supplement No. 3
.


CONTENTS


      Chapter
Paragraphs
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'Report of the Fifty-Fifth Session of the ', Anchor 'III. ORGANIZA'
      III. ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE SESSION
1 - 51
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'Report of the Fifty-Fifth Session of the ', Anchor 'III. ORGANIZA'
      A. Opening and duration of the session
1 - 2
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      B. Attendance
3
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'Report of the Fifty-Fifth Session of the ', Anchor 'C. Election o'
      C. Election of officers
4
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'Report of the Fifty-Fifth Session of the ', Anchor 'D. Agenda'
      D. Agenda
5 - 6
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'E. Organizati'
      E. Organization of work
7 - 37
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'F. Meetings,'
      F. Meetings, resolutions and documentation
38 - 42
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'G. Visits'
      G. Visits
43 - 44
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'H. Other matt'
      H. Other matters
45 - 46
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'I. Organizati'
      I. Organization of the work of the fifty-sixth session of the Commission
47 - 50
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'J. Concluding'
      J. Concluding remarks
51

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'IV. REPORT OF'
      IV. REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND FOLLOW-UP TO THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
52 - 60

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'V. THE RIGHT'
      V. THE RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND ITS APPLICATION TO PEOPLES UNDER COLONIAL OR ALIEN DOMINATION OR FOREIGN OCCUPATION
61 - 75

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'VI. RACISM, R'
      VI. RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION
76 - 102

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'VII. THE RIGH'
      VII. THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT
103 - 110

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'VIII. QUESTIO'
      VIII. QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES, INCLUDING PALESTINE
111 - 130

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'IX. QUESTION'
      IX. QUESTION OF THE VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING:
131 - 251
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor '(a) Question'
      (a) Question of human rights in Cyprus;
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor '(b) Procedure'
      (b) Procedure established in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1503 (XLVIII)

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'X. ECONOMIC,'
      X. ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
252 - 291

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XI. CIVIL AND'
      XI. CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE QUESTIONS OF:
292 - 347
      (a) Torture and detention;
      (b) Disappearances and summary executions;
      (c) Freedom of expression;
      (d) Independence of the judiciary, administration of justice, impunity;
      (e) Religious intolerance;
      (f) States of emergency;
      (g) Conscientious objection to military service

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XII. INTEGRAT'
      XII. INTEGRATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND THE GENDER PERSPECTIVE:
348 - 364
      (a) Violence against women

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XIII. RIGHTS'
      XIII. RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
365 - 384

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XIV. SPECIFIC'
      XIV. SPECIFIC GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS:
385 - 412
      (a) Migrant workers;
      (b) Minorities;
      (c) Mass exoduses and displaced persons;
      (d) Other vulnerable groups and individuals

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XV. INDIGENOU'
      XV. INDIGENOUS ISSUES
413 - 433

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XVI. REPORT O'
      XVI. REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMISSION ON PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION AND PROTECTION OF MINORITIES:
434 - 450
      (a) Report and draft decisions;
      (b) Election of members

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XVII. PROMOTI'
      XVII. PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS:
451 - 505
      (a) Status of the international covenants on human rights;
      (b) Human rights defenders;
      (c) Information and education;
      (d) Science and environment

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XVIII. EFFECT'
      XVIII. EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS:
506 - 522
      (a) Treaty bodies;
      (b) National institutions and regional arrangements;
      (c) Adaptation and strengthening of the United Nations machinery for human rights

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XIX. ADVISORY'
      XIX. ADVISORY SERVICES AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS
523 - 547

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XX. RATIONALI'
      XX. RATIONALIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION
548 - 554

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'XXI. (a) DRA'
      XXI. (a) DRAFT PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE FIFTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION
555 - 557

Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor '(b) REPORT TO'
      (b) REPORT TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL ON THE FIFTY-FIFTH SESSION OF THE COMMISSION
558

      Annexes
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'ANNEXES'
      I. Attendance 109
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'Annex II'
      II. Agenda 126
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'Annex III'
      III. General debate
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'Annex IV'
      IV. Administrative and programme budget implications of resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission at its fifty-fifth session
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'Annex V'
      V. Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Commission and statements made by the Chairperson on behalf of the Commission at its fifty-fifth session
Database 'HuriDocDa', View 'AllSymbols', Document 'United Nations human rights programme', Anchor 'Annex VI'
      VI. List of documents issued for the fifty-fifth session of the Commission


III. ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE SESSION


A. Opening and duration of the session

1. The Commission on Human Rights held its fifty-fifth session at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 22 March to 30 April 1999. It held 62 meetings (E/CN.4/1999/SR.1-62)1/ during the session.

2. The session was opened by Mr. Jacob S. Selebi, Chairman of the Commission at its fifty-fourth session, who made a statement.


B. Attendance

3. The session was attended by representatives of States members of the Commission, by observers for other States Members of the United Nations, by observers for non-member States and by representatives of the specialized agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations, national liberation movements and non-governmental organizations. An attendance list is given in annex I to the present report.


C. Election of officers

4. At its 1st meeting, on 22 March 1999, the Commission elected the following officers by acclamation:

Chairperson:

Ms. Anne Anderson (Ireland)

Vice-Chairmen:

Mr. Romans Baumanis (Latvia)

Mr. Luis Alberto Padilla Menéndez (Guatemala)

Mr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada (Nepal)

Rapporteur:

Mr. Raouf Chatty (Tunisia)


D. Agenda

5. Also at its 1st meeting, the Commission had before it the provisional agenda of the fifty-fifth session (E/CN.4/1999/1 and Add.1 and Add.1/Corr.1), drawn up, in accordance with rule 5 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council, on the basis of the provisional agenda considered by the Commission at its fifty-fourth session in accordance with paragraph 3 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1894 (LVII) of 1 August 1974.

6. The agenda was adopted without a vote. For the text, see annex II to the present report.

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