Situation of human rights in Iraq

Economic and Social Council Decision 1996/277


At its 46th plenary meeting, on 23 July 1996, the Economic and Social Council, taking note of Commission on Human Rights resolution 1996/72 of 23 April 1996, endorsed the Commission's decision to extend for a further year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iraq, as contained in Commission resolutions 1991/74 of 6 March 1991, 1992/71 of 5 March 1992, 1993/74 of 10 March 1993, 1994/74 of 9 March 1994 and 1995/76 of 8 March 1995, approved the Commission's requests to the Special Rapporteur to report periodically to the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Iraq and to submit an interim report on the situation of human rights in Iraq to the General Assembly at its fifty-first session and a report to the Commission at its fifty-third session, and also approved the Commission's request to the Secretary-General to provide appropriate additional resources, from within existing overall United Nations resources, to fund the sending of human rights monitors for the purpose set out in paragraph 8 of Commission resolution 1996/72.


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