Document symbol: A/RES/59/178
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Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Welcomes the appointment of Shaista Shameem as Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the use of mercenaries as a means of impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination, and encourages her to continue and further advance the valuable work done and the important contributions made by Enrique Bernales Ballesteros in the 16 years of his mandate; requests the new Special Rapporteur to circulate to States and consult with them on the new proposal for a legal definition of a mercenary drafted by the former Special Rapporteur and to report her findings to the Commission on Human Rights and the General Assembly; requests the Office of the High Commissioner, as a matter of priority, to publicize the adverse effects of the activities of mercenaries on the right of peoples to self-determination and, when requested and where necessary, to render advisory services to States that are affected by those activities; urges all States to cooperate fully with the Special Rapporteur in the fulfilment of her mandate;Adopted 129-46-13.
UN. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - UN. Commission on Human Rights. Special Rapporteur on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and of Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self-Determination - MERCENARIES - SELF-DETERMINATION OF PEOPLES - HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS - SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS - ARMED CONFLICTS - ILLICIT ARMS TRAFFICKING - FINANCING - LAWS AND REGULATIONS - MILITARY ASSISTANCE - CONSULTATIONS - PRIVATE SECURITY SERVICES - TRANSIT COUNTRIES - TERRORISM - CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION - TRIALS - EXTRADITION - CRIMINAL JUSTICE - IMPUNITY - DEFINITION - ADVISORY SERVICES - EXPERTS - PRIVATE ENTERPRISES - COORDINATION WITHIN UN SYSTEM - REPORT PREPARATION - Shameem, Shaista - Bernales B., Enrique
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