Question of human rights and states of emergency

Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/36


The Commission on Human Rights,

Endorsing resolution 1995/33 of 24 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Recommends the following draft resolution to the Economic and Social Council for adoption:

"The Economic and Social Council,

Taking note of Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/36 of 19 April 1996 and Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities resolution 1995/33 of 24 August 1995, entitled "Question of human rights and states of emergency",

1. Approves the request of the Sub-Commission to the Special Rapporteur on human rights and states of emergency, Mr. Leandro Despouy, to fulfil his mandate, in particular relating to (a) the updating of the lists of States which have proclaimed, extended or terminated a state of emergency; (b) the submission of conclusions and recommendations concerning non-derogable rights in states or situations of emergency; and (c) the continuation of his consultations on the establishment of a database on states of emergency and related human rights questions;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur with the necessary human and material resources to fulfil his mandate."

52nd meeting 19 April 1996
[Adopted without a vote]


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