31 May 1991
13th plenary meeting
Strengthening the independence of the experts members of the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities
The Economic and Social Council,
Taking into account the relevant opinions of the Legal Counsel of the United Nations dated 16 February 1984 and 31 July 1989,
Interprets rule 59 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council as follows: it is understood that the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities may vote on resolutions pertaining to allegations of violations of human rights in countries by secret ballot, when it so decides by a majority of its members present and voting.