At its 55th meeting, on 26 April 1999, the Commission on Human Rights, taking note of Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities resolution 1998/18 of 21 August 1998, decided without a vote to approve the decision of the Sub-Commission to extend the mandate of Ms. Gay J. McDougall, as Special Rapporteur on systematic rape, sexual slavery and slavery-like practices during armed conflict, for a further year in order to enable her to submit an update on developments with respect to her mandate at the fifty-first session of the Sub-Commission. The Commission recommended to the Economic and Social Council that the final report of the Special Rapporteur (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1998/13) be published in the official languages of the United Nations and widely disseminated. The Commission recommended to the Secretary-General that the final report be transmitted to Governments, competent bodies of the United Nations, specialized agencies, regional intergovernmental organizations, the established international tribunals and the secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court.
[See chap. XII.]