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Human Rights Special Procedures: Chronological list

 

This list contains all human rights related studies - in reverse chronological order -  undertaken by the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities / Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights as well as those mandated by the Commission on Human Rights, the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Human Rights Council.

Utmost care was taken in preparing this guide. If any errors are found, please inform library@ohchr.org

2010s

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
2021 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in the Sudan Independent Expert Ongoing Country
2017 Human Rights Council Elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2016 Human Rights Council Right to development Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2016 Human Rights Council Rights of persons with disabilities Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2016 Human Rights Council Accountability pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 31/18 on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Independent Expert Completed Country
2016 Human Rights Council Sexual orientation and gender identity Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic
2015 Human Rights Council Human rights of persons with albinism Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic 
2015 Human Rights Council Right to privacy Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2014 UN. General Assembly Global study on situation of children deprived of liberty Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic 
2014 Human Rights Council Negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2013 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Central African Republic Independent Expert Ongoing Country
2013 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Mali Independent Expert Ongoing Country
2013 Human Rights Council Older persons Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic 
2012 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Belarus Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
2012 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment /
Human rights and environment
Independent Expert / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2012 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Eritrea Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
2012 Human Rights Council Draft United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas Working Group Completed Thematic 
2011 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Côte d'Ivoire Independent Expert Ongoing Country
2011 Human Rights Council Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic 
2011 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Iran Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
2011 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Syria Special Rapporteur Not started yet Country
2011 Human Rights Council Human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises Working Group Ongoing Thematic 
2011 Human Rights Council Promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2010 Human Rights Council Freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2010 Human Rights Council Domestic, legal or other proceedings in Israel and Palestine Committee of Independent Experts Completed Country
2010 Human Rights Council Discrimination against women in law and in practice Working Group Ongoing Thematic 

2000s

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
2009 Human Rights Council Cultural rights Independent Expert / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2009 Human Rights Council Human rights situation in the Sudan Independent Expert Completed Country
2008 Human Rights Council Human rights on safe drinking water and sanitation Independent Expert / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2007 Human Rights Council Contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
2007 Human Rights Council Darfur Group of Experts Completed Country
2006 Sub-Commission Right to an effective remedy Special Rapproteur Not approved Thematic
2006 Sub-Commission Impact of debt on the enjoyment and exercise of human rights Special Rapproteur Not approved Thematic
2005 Sub-Commission Accountability of armed forces, UN civilian police, international civil servants and experts taking part in peace operations Special Rapproteur Not approved Thematic
2005 Sub-Commission Technical cooperation and capacity building for the promotion and protection of human rights Special Rapproteur Not approved Thematic
2005 Sub-Commission Legal implications of the disappearance of States and other territories for environmental reasons, including the implications for the human rights of their residents, with particular reference to the rights of indigenous peoples Special Rapproteur Not approved Thematic
2005 Sub-Commission / Human Rights Council Minority issues Independent Expert  / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2005 Commission / Human Rights Council Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination Working Group Ongoing Thematic
2005 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights and international solidarity Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic
2005 Commission / Human Rights Council Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Special Raporteur Ongoing Thematic
2005 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in the Sudan Special Raporteur Completed Country
2005 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises Special Representative Completed Thematic
2004 Commission Human rights situation in Belarus Special Rapporteur Completed Country
2004 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Burundi Independent Expert Completed Country
2004 Commission Cooperation between the Government of Chad and the OHCHR in the promotion and protection of human rights Independent Expert Completed Country
2004 Commission / Human Rights Council Difficulties of establishing guilt and/or responsibilities with regard to crimes of sexual violence Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2004 Sub-Commission Discrimination based on work and descent Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2004 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
2004 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Independent Expert Completed Country
2004 Sub-Commission Non-discrimination as enshrined in article 2, paragraph 2, of the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2004 Commission Updating the Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity Independent Expert Completed Thematic
2004 Sub-Commission Detailed Principles and Guidelines, with Relevant Commentary, concerning the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights When Combating Terrorism Working Group Completed Thematic
2004 Commission Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Independent Expert Completed Thematic
2004 Commission Human rights situation in the Sudan Independent Expert Completed Country
2004 Commission Right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for victims of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms Independent Expert Completed Thematic
2004 Commission / Human Rights Council Trafficking in persons, especially women and children Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2003 Commission Human rights situation in Afghanistan Independent Expert Completed Country
2003 Sub-Commission Corruption and its impact on the full enjoyment of human rights, in particular economic, social and cultural rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2003 Commission Universal implementation of international human rights treaties Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2003 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Liberia Independent Expert Completed  Country
2003 Sub-Commission Human rights and human genome Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2002 Sub-Commission Discrimination in the criminal justice system Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2002 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Cuba Personal Representative Completed Country
2002 Commission / Human Rights Council People of African Descent Working Group Ongoing Thematic
2002 Commission / Human Rights Council Right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2002 Sub-Commission Housing and property restitution in the context of the return of refugees and internally displaced persons Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2002 Sub-Commission

Indigenous peoples’ permanent sovereignty over natural resources

Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2002 Sub-Commission Prevention of human rights violations committed with small arms and light weapons Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2001 UN. General Assembly Violence against children Independent Expert Completed Thematic
2001 Commission Enforced or involuntary disappearances Independent Expert Completed Thematic
2001 Commission Draft optional protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Independent Expert Completed Thematic
2001 Commission / Human Rights Council Rights of indigenous peoples Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2001 Commission Human rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Special Representative Completed Country
2001 Sub-Commission Relationship between the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights and the promotion of the realization of the right to drinking water and sanitation Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
2000 Commission /
Human Rights Council
Effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of states on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights Independent Expert Ongoing Thematic
2000 Commission / Human Rights Council Right to food Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2000 Commission / Human Rights Council Adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living, and on the right to non-discrimination in this context Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2000 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights defenders Special Representative / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
2000 Commission Human rights and human responsibilities Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic

1990s

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
1999 Sub-Commission Concept and practice of affirmative action Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1999 Commission Human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1999 Sub-Commission Globalization and its impact on the full enjoyment of all human rights Special Representative Completed Thematic 
1999 Sub-Commission Reservations to human rights treaties Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic 
1999 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights of migrants Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
1999 Sub-Commission Rights of the non-citizens Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1998 Commission Effects of foreign debt on the full enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1998 Commission Right to development Independent Expert Completed Thematic 
1998 Commission /Human Rights Council Right to education Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
1998 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights and extreme poverty Independent Expert /  Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic 
1998 Commission Right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for victims of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms Independent Expert Completed Thematic 
1997 Sub-Commission Administration of justice Working Group Completed Thematic 
1997 Commission Human rights situation in Chad Independent Expert Completed Country
1997 Sub-Commission Privatization of prisons Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic 
1997 Sub-Commission Freedom of movement Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic 
1997 Commission Migrants and human rights Working Group Completed Thematic 
1997 Commission Human rights situation in Nigeria Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1997 Commission Human rights situation in Rwanda Special Representative Completed Country
1997 Sub-Commission Potentially adverse consequences of scientific progress and its applications for the integrity, dignity and human rights of the individual Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic 
1997 Sub-Commission Human rights and terrorism Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1997 Sub-Commission Working methods and activities of transnational corporations Working Group Completed Thematic 
1996 Sub-Commission Indigenous peoples and their relationship to land Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1996 Sub-Commission Systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during periods of armed conflict Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1996 Commission Effects of structural adjustment policies on economic, social and cultural rights Working Group Completed Thematic
1995 Commission Human rights situation in Burundi Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1995 Commission / Human Rights Council Implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1995 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Haiti Independent Expert Completed Country
1995 Sub-Commission Minorities Working Group Completed Thematic
1994 Sub-Commission Relationship between the enjoyment of human rights and income distribution Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1994 Sub-Commission Administration of justice and the question of compensation Working Group Completed Thematic
1994 Sub-Commission Child labour and debt bondage Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1994 Commission Human rights situation in Zaire / Democratic Republic of the Congo Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1994 Sub-Commission Protection of the heritage of indigenous peoples Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1994 Commission / Human Rights Council Independence of judges and lawyers Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1994 Commission Human rights situation in Papua-New Guinea (Bougainville) Representative Completed Country
1994 Commission Human rights situation in Rwanda Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1994 Sub-Commission Recognition of gross and massive violations of human rights perpetrated on the orders of Governments or sanctioned by them as an international crime Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1994 Commission / Human Rights Council Violence against women, its causes and consequences Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1993 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Cambodia Special Representative / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
1993 UN. General Assembly Children and armed conflict Expert / Special Representative Ongoing Thematic
1993 Sub-Commission Role of the United Nations in international humanitarian activities and assistance and human rights enforcement, bearing in mind the principle of non-interference Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1993 Commission / Human Rights Council Contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia and related intolerance Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1993 Commission Human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1993 Commission / Human Rights Council Promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1993 Commission / Human Rights Council Human Rights situation in the Palestinian Territories Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
1993 Commission / Human Rights Council Human Rights situation in Somalia Independent Expert Ongoing Country
1993 Commission Human rights situation in the Sudan Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1992 Sub-Commission Human rights dimensions of population transfer, including the implantation of settlers and settlements Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1992 Sub-Commission Human rights and extreme poverty Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1992 Sub-Commission Impunity of perpetrators of violations of human rights (Civil and political rights) Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1992 Sub-Commission Impunity of perpetrators of violations of human rights (Economic, social and cultural rights) Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1992 Commission Human rights situation in El Salvador Independent Expert Completed Country
1992 Commission Human rights situation in Haiti Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1992 Sub-Commission Right to adequate housing Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1992 Commission / Human Rights Council Internally displaced persons Special Representative / Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1992 Commission / Human Rights Council Human rights situation in Myanmar Special Rapporteur Ongoing Country
1992 Sub-Commission Human rights situation in South Africa Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1992 Commission Human rights situation in the former Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Croatia and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1991 Sub-Commission Protection of the cultural and intellectual property of indigenous peoples Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1991 Commission Human rights situation in Cuba Special Representative / Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1991 Commission / Human Rights Council Arbitrary detention Working Group Ongoing Thematic
1991 Sub-Commission Human rights and environment Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1991 Commission The right of everyone to own property alone as well as in association with others Independent Expert Completed Thematic
1991 Commission Human rights situation in Iraq Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1991 Commission Human rights situation in Kuwait Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1990 Sub-Commission Strengthening the independence of the judiciary and the protection of practicing lawyers Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1990 Commission / Human Rights Council Sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography / Sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1990 Sub-Commission Right to a fair trial Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1990 Sub-Commission Freedom of opinion and expression Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1990 Sub-Commission Discrimination against HIV-infected people or people with AIDS Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1990 Sub-Commission Possible ways and means of facilitating the peaceful and constructive solution of problems involving minorities Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1990 Sub-Commission Right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for victims of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic

1980s

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
1989 Sub-Commission Application of international standards concerning the human rights of detained juveniles Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1989 Commission Enhancing the long-term effectiveness of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty System Independent Expert Completed Thematic
1989 Commission Human rights situation in Romania Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1988 Sub-Commission Problems, policies and progressive measures relating to a more effective realization of economic, social and cultural rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1988 Sub-Commission Protection of staff members of the United Nations system Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1987 Sub-Commission Treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between the States and indigenous populations Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1987 Commission Human rights situation in Guatemala Independent Expert Completed Country
1987 Commission Human rights situation in Haiti Expert / Independent Expert Completed Country
1987 Commission Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples ot self-determination Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1987 Sub-Commission Juvenile justice Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1986 Commission Human rights situation in Guatemala Special Representative Completed Country
1986 Commission Human rights situation in Haiti Special Representative Completed Country
1986 Commission / Human Rights Council Religions intolerance / Freedom of religion on belief Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1985 Sub-Commission Human rights and states of emergency Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1985 Commission / Human Rights Council Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1985 Sub-Commission Human rights and youth Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1984 Sub-Commission Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1984 Commission Human rights situation in Afghanistan Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1984 Sub-Commission Casual connection between violation of human rights and disability Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1984 Sub-Commission First decade to combat racism and racial discrimination Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1984 Commission Human rights situation in Iran Special Representative Completed Country
1984 Sub-Commission Discrimination based on religion or belief Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1984 Sub-Commission Human rights and advances in computer and micro-computer technology Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1984 Sub-Commission Unlawful human experimentation Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1983 Sub-Commission Amnesty laws and their role in safeguard and promotion of human rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1983 Sub-Commission Traditional practices affecting health of women and children  Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1983 Sub-Commission Traditional practices affecting health of women and children  Working Group Completed Thematic
1982 Sub-Commission Revision of the study on prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1982 Sub-Commission Habeas corpus and "anticipatory bail" as it exists in India and certain other countries Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1982 Commission / Human Rights Council Extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Special Rapporteur Ongoing Thematic
1982 Sub-Commission Right to adequate food as a human right Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1982 Sub-Commission Analysis of the current trends and developments regarding the right to leave any country including one's own, and to return to one's own country, and some other rights or considerations arising therefrom Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1982 Commission Human rights situation in Guatemala Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1982 Sub-Commission Draft principles on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups and organs of the society to promote and protect universally-recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1982 Commission Human rights situation in Poland Special Representative Completed Country
1981 Sub-Commission Indigenous populations Working Group Completed Thematic
1981 Commission Human rights situation in Bolivia Special Envoy Completed Country
1981 Commission / Human Rights Council Right to development Working Group Ongoing Thematic
1981 Commission Human rights situation in El Salvador Special Representative Completed

Country

 

1981 Sub-Commission / Commission Question of persons detained on the grounds of mental ill-health or suffering from mental disorder Working Group Completed Thematic
1981 Sub-Commission Human rights and mass exoduses Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1981 Sub-Commission Human rights situation in Mauritania Expert Completed Country
1981 Sub-Commission Conscientious objection to military service Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1980 Sub-Commission Exploitation of child labour Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1980 Commission / Human Rights Council Enforced or involuntary disappearances Working Group Ongoing Thematic
1980 Commission Human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea Expert Completed Country
1980 Sub-Commission Guidelines and principles for the protection of persons detained on the grounds of mental ill-health or suffering from mental disorder Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1980 Sub-Commission Status of the individual and contemporary international law Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1980 Sub-Commission New international economic order Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1980 Sub-Commission Rights of persons belonging to national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities Working Group Completed Thematic
1980 Sub-Commission Guidelines in the field of computerized personal files Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic

1970s

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
1979 Sub-Commission Discriminatory treatment of members of racial, ethnic, religious or linguistic groups at the various levels in the administration of criminal justice, such as police, military, administrative and judicial investigations, arrest, detention, trial and execution of sentences, including the ideologies or beliefs which contribute or lead to racism in the administration of criminal justice Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1979 Sub-Commission Independence and impartiality of the judiciary, jurors and assessors and the independence of lawyers Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1979 Commission Situation of human rights in Chile Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1979 Commission Situation of human rights in Chile Expert Completed Country
1979 Commission Human rights situation in Equatorial Guinea Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1979 Sub-Commission Encouragement of universal acceptance of human rights instruments Working Group Completed Thematic
1978 Sub-Commission Slavery Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1977 Sub-Commission Situation of human rights in Chile Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1977 Sub-Commission Implications for human rights of recent developments concerning situations known as states of siege or emergency Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1977 Sub-Commission Revised draft body of principles for the protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment Working Group Completed Thematic
1977 Commission Implementation of the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid Group of Three Completed Country
1976 Sub-Commission Body of principles for the protection of all persons under any form of detention or imprisonment Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1976 Sub-Commission Detention Working Group Completed Thematic
1976 Sub-Commission Action to be undertaken by the Sub-Commission relating to the Programme for the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination Working Group Completed Thematic
1975 Commission Situation of human rights in Chile Working Group Completed Country
1975 Sub-Commission Examination and review of the draft general principles on equality and non-discrimination in respect of persons born out of wedlock Working Group Completed Thematic
1974 Sub-Commission Individual duties to the community and the limitations of human rights and freedoms under Article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1974 Sub-Commission Applicability of existing international provisions for the protection of human rights to individuals who are not citizens of the country in which they live Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1974 Sub-Commission Implementation of United Nations resolutions relating to the rights of peoples under colonial and alien domination to self-determination Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1974 Sub-Commission Right to self-determination Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1974 Sub-Commission Slavery and slavery-like practices / Contemporary forms of slavery Working Group Completed Thematic
1973 Sub-Commission Adverse consequences for the enjoyment of human rights of political, military, economic and other forms of assistance given to the colonial and racist regimes in southern Africa Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1973 Sub-Commission Exploitation of labour through illicit and clandestine trafficking Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1972 Sub-Commission Policies and practices of discrimination on the basis of colour faced by people of African origin in all countries Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1971 Sub-Commission Prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1971 Sub-Commission Discrimination against indigenous populations Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic

1960s

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
1969 Commission Realization of economic, social and cultural rights set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1969 Sub-Commission Rights of persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1969 Commission Israel's violations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War Working Group Completed Country
1967 Sub-Commission Slavery Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1967 Commission Apartheid and racial discrimination in southern Africa Special Rapporteur Completed Country
1967 Commission Southern Africa Working Group Completed Country
1967 Sub-Commission Periodic reports on human rights and on freedom of information Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1966 Sub-Commission Racial discrimination in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1963 Sub-Commission Equality in administration of justice Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1963 ECOSOC Slavery Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1962 Sub-Commission Use of their own language by persons belonging to linguistic groups Special Rapporteur Not approved Thematic
1962 Sub-Commission Discrimination against persons born out of wedlock Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1960 Sub-Commission Discrimination in respect of the right of everyone to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic

1950s

 

Year Mandated by Theme Mandate Status Thematic / Country
1957 Commission Freedom of information Committee Completed Thematic 
1956 Commission Right of everyone to be free from arbitrary arrest, detention and exile; Right of arrested persons to communicate with those whom it is necessary for them to consult in order to ensure their defence or to protect their essential interests Committee Completed Thematic 
1956 Sub-Commission Discrimination in the matter of political rights Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1956 Sub-Commission Discrimination in the matter of religious rights and practices Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1954 Sub-Commission Discrimination in the field of education (UNESCO study)   Completed Thematic 
1954 Sub-Commission Discrimination in employment and occupation (ILO study)   Completed Thematic 
1954 ECOSOC  Slavery Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1952 Sub-Commission Discrimination in the field of education Special Rapporteur Completed Thematic 
1952 ECOSOC Freedom of information Rapporteur Completed Thematic
1952 Sub-Commission Erroneous views concerning religion (UNESCO study)   Not approved Thematic 
 

 

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