Working Group On Contemporary Forms Of Slavery : Draft Resolution / Mr. Boutkevitch, Ms. Chavez, Mr. Chernichenko, Mr. Muksum-Ul-Hakim, Mr. Joinet, Ms. Ksentini, Mr. Maxim, Mrs. Palley, Mr. Ramadhane, Mr. Sachar, Ms. Warzazi And Mr. Yimer

Recalling Commission on Human Rights resolution 1989/35, in which the Commission requested the Secretary-General to undertake a study on the ways and means by which an effective mechanism might be established for the implementation of the Conventions,

Recalling the study prepared by the Secretary-General on slavery pursuant
to the above request (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1989/37),

Recalling Commission on Human Rights resolutions 1993/27 of 5 March 1993, 1992/47 of 3 March 1992, 1991/58 of 6 March 1991 and 1990/63 of 7 March 1990, in which the Commission, inter alia, encouraged the Sub-Commission, including its Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, to continue to elaborate recommendations on the ways and means of establishing an effective mechanism for the implementation of the Conventions on slavery,

Conscious of the interest in giving concrete application to the recommendations formulated by the Working Group and contained in its reports and to the Programme of Action for the Elimination of the Exploitation of Child Labour, adopted by the Commission at its forty-ninth session, and the Programme of Action for the Prevention of the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography adopted at its forty-eighth session,
1. Decides to continue its consideration of the question at its forty-sixth session under the same agenda item;
2. Recommends the following draft resolution to the Commission on Human Rights for adoption:
“The Commission on Human Rights, “Noting resolution 1993/… of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of
Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, “1. Decides to create for a period of three years a working group
on contemporary forms of slavery, composed of five independent experts with relevant experience in the field of human rights and contemporary forms of slavery in particular, with the task of monitoring the application of the Conventions on slavery through the examination of the information it receives;
“2. Also decides that the Working Group, in carrying out its mandate, shall seek and receive information from Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and individuals;
“3. Invites the Working Group to take account, in fulfilling its mandate, of the need to carry out its task with discretion, objectivity and independence;
“4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide all necessary assistance to the Working Group to enable it to accomplish its task.”

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