For the second year, Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace invited a selected number of diplomats to an informal meeting, which took place at the UN on 11 April 2002, in order to share our concerns about the human rights situation in Pakistan. In particular, the Pakistani members of our group took this opportunity to alert delegates on the violations committed against religious minorities in their country and expressed concern that Pakistan continues to table a resolution on “Defamation of Religions” calling for a specific examination of the situation of Muslim and Arab peoples in various parts of the world.
I speak on behalf of Franciscans International
and Dominicans for Justice and Peace on the issue of long-standing and ongoing
human rights violations in Papua.
Papua, formerly called
Irian Jaya, is the easternmost prov...
On her visit to the Franciscans International Geneva office, Ms. Philippa Hitchen from the Vatican Radio interviewed several Franciscan brothers and sisters from developing countries who came to Geneva to participate in the Commission on Human Rights. While here, Ms. Hitchen met with Vatican official, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, concerning the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Listen to Interview!!
Delegates from nations around the world met in Kyoto, Japan from 1 to 11 December 1997 to compose a treaty to deal with global warming. Kathie Uhler, OSF, and Ignacio Harding, OFM, Co-Directors of Franciscans International, led a delegation from Franciscans International to the conference. On December 5th, Franciscans International held a press conference in Kyoto and issued a Press Release.
A delegation from Vieques, Puerto Rico presented the case of Vieques, a People under Siege to representatives of the international human rights community at a forum yesterday during the annual session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The forum was sponsored by Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace. The Geneva Office of FIOP was asked by the Dominican and Franciscan Families of Puerto Rico to support the presence at the UN Commission of delegation from Vieques.
UN Commission on Human Rights met in a Special Sitting on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and decided to send immediately a visiting mission headed by the High Commissioner for Human Rights to report expeditiously to CHR.
Franciscans International in conjunction with the Franciscan spokesman for the
Custody of the Holy Land wishes to convey its deepest concerns over the deteriortating
situation in the Holy Land. Facts:
Oral intervention delivered
by John Quigley OFM, Director, FI Geneva
Franciscans International and Dominicans
for Justice and Peace believe the right to development is an ongoing process
that is operationali...
On January 16, 2002, the government of Pakistan announced the abolition of the unjust Separate Electorate system and the restoration of the Joint Electorate. It was also announced that the next scheduled election to be held in October 2002 will be held under the new system.