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Human Rights Special Procedures: Principles / Declarations

Year Title Prepared by
2019 Principles on Human Rights and the Protection of Workers from Exposure to Toxic Substances Special Rapporteur Mr. Baskut TuncakA/HRC/42/41, 17 July 2019
2018 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas
Adopted by Human Rights Council resolution 39/12 (28 Sep 2018),  General Assembly resolution 73/165 (17 Dec. 2018)

Working Group on a United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas -
A/HRC/WG.15/5/3 (10 Sep 2018)

2018 Guiding Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments of Economic Reforms Independent Expert Mr. J.P. Bohoslavsky -
A/HRC/40/57, 19 Dec 2018
2018

Environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes:

Principles on Duties and Responsibilities to Prevent Exposure;

Principles Regarding Information, Participation and Assembly;

Principles Regarding Effective Remedies

Special Rapporteur Mr. Baskut Tuncak
A/HRC/39/48, 3 Aug 2018

2018 Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment Independent Expert John H. Knox
A/HRC/37/59, 24 Jan 2018
2015 DRAFT Basic Principles and Guidelines on Remedies on the Right of Anyone Deprived of Liberty to Bring Proceedings Before a Court Working Group on Arbitrary Detention -
A/HRC/30/37, 6 July 2015
2015 Safe, Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment - Compilation of good practices

Independent Expert John H. Knox
A/HRC/28/61, 3 Fev 2015

2014 Basic Principles on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Victims of Trafficking in Persons

Special Rapporteur Ms Joy Ngozi Ezeilo
- A/69/269, 6 Aug 2014

2013 Guiding Principles on Security of Tenure for the Urban Poor Special Rapporteur Ms Raquel Rolnik
- A/HRC/25/54, 30 Dec 2013
2012 Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
Adopted by Human Rights Council resolution 21/11 (27 Sep 2012)
Special Rapporteur Ms Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona
- A/HRC/21/39, 18 July 2012
2011 Guiding Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade and Investment Agreements
Endorsed by Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 (6 July 2011)
Special Rapporteur Mr. Olivier de Schutter
- A/HRC/19/59/Add.5, 19 Dec 2011
2011 Guiding principles on foreign debt and human rights

UN. Secretary-General -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/10, 4 July 1995;

Independent Expert Dr. Cephas Lumina - 
A/HRC/20/23, 10 Apr 2011

2011 Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework Special Representative of the Secretary-General Mr. John Gerard Ruggie -
A/HRC/17/31, 21 May 2011
2009 Minimum Human Rights Principles Applicable to Large-Scale Land Acquisitions or Leases Special Rapporteur Mr. Olivier de Schutter
- A/HRC/13/33/Add.2, 28 Dec 2009
2009 DRAFT Set of Principles and Guidelines for the Effective Elimination of Discrimination Based on Work and Descent

Special Rapporteurs Yozo Yokoto and Chin-sung Chung
- A/HRC/11/CRP.3, 18 May 2009

2006 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Adopted by Human Rights Council resolution 2006/2 (29 June 2006)
Working Group on Indigenous Populations -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1988/24, 24 Aug 1988
2006 Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based
Evictions and Displacement
Special Rapporteur Mr. Miloon Kothari
- E/CN.4/2006/41, 14 Mar 2006
2006 DRAFT Principles and Guidelines concerning Human Rights and Terrorism

Working Group to elaborate detailed principles and guidelines, with relevant commentary, concerning the promotion and protection of human rights when combating terrorism 
- A/HRC/Sub.1/58/30, 3 Aug 2006

2006

DRAFT Principles on the Prevention of Human Rights Violations Committed with Small Arms

Special Rapporteur Mrs Barbara Frey
- A/HRC/Sub.1/58/27/Add.1, 8 Aug 2006

 

2006 DRAFT Principles Governing the Administration of Justice through Military Tribunals Special Rapporteur Mr. Emmanuel Decaux
- E/CN.4/2006/58, 13 Jan 2006
2005

Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law

Adopted by General Assembly resolution 60/147 (16 Dec 2005)

Independent Experts Mr. M. Cherif Bassiouni and Mr. Theo van Boven and the 3rd Consultative meeting -E/CN.4/2005/59, 21 Dec 1994

2005 Principles on Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees and Displaced Persons Special Rapporteur Mr. P.S. Pinheiro
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/2005/17, 28 June 2005
2005

Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity and

Updated Set of Principles for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Action to Combat Impunity

Special Rapporteur Mr. Louis Joinet -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/20/Rev.1, 2 Oct 1997

Independent Expert Ms Diane Orentlicher -E/CN.4/2005/102/Add.1 - Updated Set of Principles, 8 Fev 2005

2002 Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking OHCHR -
E/2002/68/Add.1, 20 May 2002
2002 DRAFT Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Violations of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Special Rapporteur Mr. Cherif Bassiouni 
E/CN.4/2002/62
2001 Principles for State and International Actions Regarding Indigenous Lands, Territories and Resources Special Rapporteur Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes 
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/21, 11 June 2001
1999 Public's Right to Know : Principles on Freedom of Information Legislation Developed by "Article 19." Special Rapporteur Mr. Abid Hussain endorsed the principles -
E/CN.4/2000/63
,18 Jan 2000
1998 Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement

Representative of the Secretary-General Mr. Francis M. Deng
E/CN.4/1998/53/Add.2, 11 Feb 1998

1995 Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of the Heritage of Indigenous People (Revised text) Special Rapporteur Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/26, 21 June 1995
1994 DRAFT Principles on Human Rights and the Environment Special Rapporteur Mrs. Fatma Zohra Ksentini
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/9, 6 July 1994
1994 DRAFT Third Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Special Rapporteurs Mr. S.V. Chernichenko and Mr. William Treat -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/24, 3 June 1994
1994 DRAFT Body of Principles on the Right to a Fair Trial and a Remedy Special Rapporteurs Mr. S.V. Chernichenko and Mr. William Treat -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/24, 3 June 1994
1993 PROPOSED Basic Principles and Guidelines Concerning Reparation to Victims of Gross Violations of Human Rights Special Rapporteur Mr. Theo van Boven -E/CN.4/Sub.2/1993/8, 2 July 1993
1991 Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and for the Improvement of Mental Health Care 
Adopted by General Assembly resolution 46/119 (17 Dec. 1991)
 

Special Rapporteur Mrs. Erica-Irene Daes -E/CN.4/Sub.2/1983/17/Rev.1 and

Working Group on the Question of Persons Detained on Grounds of Mental Ill-Health or Suffering from Mental Disorder -
 E/CN.4/1991/39, 5 Feb 1991

1991 Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials Special Rapporteur Mr. S. Amos Wako
- E/CN.4/1991/36, Feb. 1991
1990 Guidelines for the regulation of computerized personal data files
Revised Guidelines adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/95 (14 Dec. 1990)‚Äč

Special Rapporteur Mr. Louis Joinet -
E/CN.4/1990/72, 20 Feb 1990

1989 2nd Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty
Adopted by General Assembly resolution  44/128 (15 Dec. 1989)

Special Rapporteur Mr. Marc Bossuyt -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1987/20, 29 June 1987

1988

Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment  and

Revised Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
Adopted by General Assembly resolution 43/173 of 9 Dec. 1988

Special Rapporteur Mr. Erik Nettel -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/395

Working Group of the Sub-Commission -
E/CN.4/1296, 20 Sep 1978 and

Working Group of the General Assembly (6th Committee) -
A/C.6/43/L.9, 17 Nov 1988

1988 DRAFT Declaration on the Independence of Justice Special Rapporteur Mr. L.M. Singhvi
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/1988/20/Add.1, 20 July 1988 and Corr.1, 29 Aug 1988
1988 DRAFT Declaration on Freedom and Non-Discrimination in respect of the Right of Everyone to Leave Any Country, including His Own, and to Return to His Country Special Rapporteur Mr. Chama L.C. Mubanga-Chipoya
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1988/35/Add.1, 15 June 1988
1985 DRAFT Body of Principles and Guidelines on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Special Rapporteur Mrs. Erica-Irene A. Daes 
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/1985/30/Add.1, 9 Aug 1985

1974 DRAFT General Principles on Equality and Non-discrimination in Respect of Persons Born out of Wedlock

Special Rapporteur Mr. Veino Voitto Saario -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/265

Working Group to undertake the examination and review of the draft general principles on equality and non-discrimination in respect of persons born out of wedlock (E/CN.4/1157/Add.1, 18 Oct 1974)

1972 DRAFT Principles relating to Equality in the Administration of Justice Special Rapporteur Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Abu Rannat -
E/CN.4/Sub.2/296/Rev.1, 1972
1963 DRAFT Principles on Freedom and Non-Discrimination in respect of the Right of Everyone to Leave Any Country, including His Own, and to Return to His Country Special Rapporteur Mr. José D. Inglés - 
E/CN.4/Sub.2/220/Rev.1, 1963
1962 DRAFT Principles on Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Detention Committee on the Right of Everyone to be Free from Arbitrary Arrest, Detention and Exile
E/CN.4/826, 5 Jan 1962
1962 DRAFT General Principles on Freedom and Non-Discrimination in the Matter of Political Rights Special Rapporteur Mr. Hernán Santa Cruz
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/213/Rev.1, 1962
1960

DRAFT Principles on Freedom and Non-Discrimination in the Matter of Religious Rights and Practices  and

Programme of Action

Special Rapporteur Mr. Arcot Krishnaswami
- E/CN.4/Sub.2/200/Rev.1, 1960