Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
The United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (Sub-Commission) met in Geneva, Switzerland, from 3 to 28 August 1998 for its fiftieth session.' The Sub-Commission is a subsidiary body of the Commission on Human Rights (Commission). It is composed of 26 members who are nominated by their respective governments and elected to staggered 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, Brief Summary of the 50th Session of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 16 Neth. Q. Hum. Rts. 553 (1998), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/262.