1995/84. Question of a draft declaration on the right and
responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of
society to promote and protect universally recognized
human rights and fundamental freedoms

The Commission on Human Rights,

Recalling its decision 1984/116 of 16 March 1984, by which it established an open-ended working group to draft a declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of society to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Recalling also its subsequent resolutions, in particular resolution 1994/96 of 10 March 1994, in which it authorized further meetings of the working group and noted the progress it had achieved,

Recalling further that the World Conference on Human Rights recommended speedy completion and adoption of the draft declaration,

Conscious of the importance of taking into account the opinions of all States and of interested intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations before finalizing the draft declaration,

1. Takes note of the report of the working group (E/CN.4/1995/93);

2. Urges the working group to make every effort to complete its task and submit the draft declaration t the Commission at its fifty-second session;

3. Decides to continue at its fifty-second session its work on the elaboration of the draft declaration;

4. Also decides to make available an appropriate meeting time for the working group prior to and during the fifty-second session of the Commission;

5. Recommends the following draft resolution to the Economic and Social Council for adoption:
[For the text, see chap. I, sect. A, draft resolution VIII]
62nd meeting
8 March 1995
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XXIII. E/CN.4/1995/176]


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