Privatization of prisons

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1998/32



The Commission on Human Rights,

Taking note of resolution 1997/26 of 28 August 1997 of the Sub­Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Having taken note of the working paper submitted by Mr. Miguel Alfonso Martínez pursuant to Sub­Commission decision 1989/110 of 1 September 1989 (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1991/56) and the outline prepared by Ms. Claire Palley on the subject pursuant to Sub­Commission decision 1992/107 of 27 August 1992 (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/21),

Recalling its resolution 1997/22 of 11 April 1997, in which the Commission, inter alia, requested the Sub­Commission to give particular attention to the process of selection of studies to be undertaken,

Reiterating that studies to be undertaken by members of the Sub­Commission should be based on extended working papers, in which the
subject of the proposed study is clearly identified,

Reiterating also that special rapporteurs of the Sub­Commission should be members of the Sub­Commission or their alternates,



Requests to request the Sub­Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities to reconsider its recommendation to appoint a special rapporteur on the privatization of prisons.

51st meeting
17 April 1998

[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XV.]


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