Systematic rape and sexual slavery during periods of armed conflict


Commission on Human Rights decision 1996/107

At its 51st meeting, on 19 April 1996, the Commission on Human Rights, taking note of resolution 1995/14 of 18 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, decided, without a vote, to endorse the decision of the Sub-Commission to appoint Ms. Linda Chavez as Special Rapporteur with the task of undertaking an in-depth study of the situation of systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during periods of armed conflict. The Commission also decided, without a vote, to invite Governments, competent bodies of the United Nations, the specialized agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to provide or continue to provide information on this question, and recommended the following draft decision to the Economic and Social Council for adoption:


draft decision: 38

Systematic rape and sexual slavery during periods of armed conflict

The Economic and social Council, taking note of Commission on Human Rights decision 1996/107 of 19 April 1996 and resolution 1995/14 of 18 August 1995 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, approves the Commission's decision to endorse the decision of the Sub-Commission to appoint Ms. Linda Chavez as Speical Rapporteur with the task of undertaking an in-depth study of the situation of systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during periods of armed conflict and to invite Governments, competent bodies of the United Nations, the specialized agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to provide or continue to provide information on this question.

[see chap. XV]


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