Recognition of gross and large-scale violations of human rights
as an international crime
Commission on Human Rights decision 1996/105
At its 51st meeting, on 19 April 1996, the Commission on Human Rights, taking note of resolution 1995/22 of 24 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, bearing in mind the work of other United Nations bodies on this issue, notably that of the International Law Commission, and mindful of the need to avoid unnecessary duplication, decided, without a vote, to postpone the decision on forwarding to the Economic and Social Council the draft decision of the Sub-Commission authorizing the preparation of a report on the recognition of gross and large-scale violations of human rights as an international crime (E/CN.4/1996/2-E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/51, chap. I, sect. B) in order to be able to take into account the work of other United Nations bodies in this field, including that of the International Law Commission.