Human Rights Quarterly
The United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (Sub-Commission), 2 formerly the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, met at the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2 August through 27 August 1999 for its fifty-first session. 3 The Sub-Commission is a subsidiary body of the Commission on Human Rights [End Page 788] (Commission). It is composed of twenty-six members who are nominated by their respective governments and elected to four-year terms by the Commission. Under the principle of geographic distribution, the Sub-Commission has seven members from Africa, five from Latin America, five from Asia, three from Eastern Europe, and six from Western Europe and Other (including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States).
David Weissbrodt, Mayra Gomez, and Bret Thiele, An Analysis of the Fifty-first Session of the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 22 Hum. Rts. Q. 788 (2000), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/247.