Series SO 230 - Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities

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SO 230


Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities


  • 1956-1974 (Creation)

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9 sub-series, 33 sub-sub-series, 327 files.

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The records consist of correspondence and documents related to the work of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and the Division of Human Rights in diverse and numerous areas of discrimination, from religious rights and practices to the right of emigration. The Sub-Commission, created in 1947 by the Commission on Human Rights, was empowered to undertake studies and make recommendations to the Commission concerning the prevention of discrimination of any kind relating to human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as the protection of racial, national, religious and linguistic minorities.

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  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Other

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    Microfilm reference number: ARR 1157/Reels 78 - 94

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    Protection period to: 1994-12-31

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        Archivist's note

        Protection period duration: 20

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        Protection period note: Series 232 declassified by OHCHR June 2003.

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        Physical usability: Without limits

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        Term of protection: UN Classified (20)

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