Member Name E90r036
25 May 1990
14th Plenary Meeting
1990/36. Compensation for victims of gross violations of human rights
The Economic and Social Council,
Recalling resolutions 1988/11 of 1 September 1988 and 1989/13 of 31 August 1989 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities and Commission on Human Rights resolution 1990/35 of 2 March 1990,
1. Authorizes the Sub-Commission to entrust Mr. Theo van Boven with the task of undertaking a study concerning the right to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation for victims of gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, taking into account, inter alia, relevant existing international human rights norms on compensation and judgements by courts and decisions and views of international human rights organs and bodies, with a view to exploring the possibility of developing basic principles and guidelines in this respect;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to provide Mr. van Boven with all the assistance that he may require for the completion of his task.