Human rights and the environment

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/13

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling its resolution 1995/14 of 24 February 1995, in which it requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Commission, at its fifty-second session, a report containing the opinions of Governments, specialized agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations on the issues raised in the final report submitted to the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities by its Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, Mrs. Fatma Zohra Ksentini (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/9 and Corr.1),

Recalling also its resolutions 1993/90 of 10 March 1993 and 1994/65 of 9 March 1994,

Taking note of resolutions 1994/27 and 1994/37 of 26 August 1994 and 1995/23 of 24 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Taking into account the report submitted by the Secretary-General in accordance with its resolution 1995/14 on human rights and the environment (E/CN.4/1996/23 and Add.1),

Aware that the Secretary-General continues to receive opinions on the issues raised in the final report of the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to renew his request for the opinions of Governments, specialized agencies and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and to submit a report to the Commission on Human Rights at its fifty-third session;

2. Decides to continue its consideration of this issue at its fifty-third session under the agenda item entitled "Question of the realization in all countries of the economic, social and cultural rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and study of special problems which the developing countries face in their efforts to achieve these human rights."

35th meeting 11 April 1996
[Adopted without a vote]


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