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Traditional practices affecting the health of women and children

Commission on Human Rights decision 1995/112

At its 53rd meeting, on 3 March 1995, the Commission on Human Rights, noting resolution 1994/30 of 26 August 1994 of the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, decided to endorse, without a vote, the recommendations of the Subcommission that:

(a) The mandate of the Special Rapporteur, Ms. Halima Embarek Warzazi, be extended for two more years, in order to enable her to undertake an in-depth study to assess, inter alia, the differences and similarities between traditional practices affecting the health of women and children in many parts of the world, taking into consideration, among other relevant documents and information, the conclusions and recommendations of the regional seminars and the effects of the implementation of the plan of action for the elimination of harmful traditional practices affecting the health of women and children;

(b) The Special Rapporteur submit her preliminary report to the Subcommission at its forty-seventh session and her final report at its forty-eighth session; and

(c) The Secretary-General be requested to provide all the assistance that the Special Rapporteur may require in the exercise of her mandate; and recommended the following draft decision to the Economic and Social Council for adoption:

[For the text, see chap. I, sect. B, draft decision 42, and chap. XI.]

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