Thirty-Fifth Session of the Sub-Commission of Protection of Minorities
Human Rights Internet Reporter, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 38-40, 1982
3 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 2, 2008
This article provides a brief synopsis of the 35th Session of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, which took place in Geneva, August 16 - September 10, 1982. At the 35th Session there were advances in several areas, particularly regarding the setting of international standards and the improvement of information-gathering procedures. Also promising for the promotion and protection of human rights was that the Working Group on Indigenous Peoples were allowed to present information to the Sub-Commission. At the same time, several dangerous precedents were set which appeared to make it more difficult for non-governmental organizations to play a role in the work of the Sub-Commission. Additionally, the Sub-Commission appeared weak in addressing violations of human rights by specific countries.
Keywords: United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, international human rights, Working Group on Indigenous Peoples, non-governmental organizations
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