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Special Procedures - general

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Title: Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council
Description/subject: This page has links to documents relating to the Special Procedures, including the web-pages of the different Special Rapporteurs. " 'Special procedures' is the general name given to the mechanisms established by the Commission on Human Rights to address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Currently, there are 28 thematic and 13 country mandates in place. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights provides these mechanisms with personnel and logistical assistance to aid them in the discharge of their mandates..."
Source/publisher: Human Rights Council
Date of entry/update: 02 March 2007


Individual Documents

Title: Submitting human rights information to the UN Special Procedures
Date of publication: 09 July 2002
Description/subject: "This is a brief guide to sending human rights information to the Special Procedures (country and thematic mechanisms/mandates) of the Commission on Human Rights. Those listed below all report to the Commission on Human Rights, while some report also to the General Assembly or other bodies. These reports are public, inform the debate at the GA and Commission and influence the resolutions on country human rights situations..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Burma Peace Foundation
Format/size: html (17K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003