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Question of human rights and states of emergency

Commission on Human Rights decision 1998/108

At its 56th meeting, on 21 April 1998, the Commission on Human Rights, taking note of resolution 1997/27 of 28 August 1997 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, having taken note of the final report and tenth annual list of States, which, since 1 January 1985, have proclaimed, extended or terminated a state of emergency submitted by Mr. Leandro Despouy, the Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on the question of human rights and states of emergency (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1997/19 and Add.1), and recognizing the important work done by Mr. Despouy, and recalling its resolution 1997/22 of 11 April 1997 in which it requested the Sub-Commission to give particular attention to the process of selection of studies, decided, without a vote, to request the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit to the Sub-Commission at its fifty-first session and every second year thereafter, a list of States in which a state of emergency was proclaimed or was continued during the reporting period.

[See chap. XV.]

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