Human Rights Quarterly
Throughout 1988, the United Nations celebrated the fortieth anniversary of its seminal human rights instrument, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.' At its August 1988 session the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities2 (hereinafter the Sub- Commission) noted a similar milestone in its history; it met for the fortieth time since its creation in 1947. While the fortieth anniversary of the Dec- laration has inspired self-congratulatory activities throughout the United Nations, the 1988 session of the Sub-Commission was marked more by self- evaluation. The Sub-Commission has been engaged in a process of taking stock of its work for some years, prompted in part by criticism from interested observers and its parent body, the Commission on Human Rights (hereinafter the Commissio
Karen Reierson and David Weissbrodt, The Forty-Third Session of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities: The Sub-Commission Under Scrutiny, 14 Hum. Rts. Q. 232 (1992), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/404.