, 5 February 2008 – Following the agreement late last week from the Government of Kenya, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour, will deploy a fact-finding mission to assess allegations of grave human rights violations committed in Kenya in the recent weeks.
The move of CEDAW represents a significant step towards a more consolidated United Nations human rights treaty body system, with all of its eight treaty bodies now fully serviced by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.
The Dominican Order strongly condemn the expresses its deep concern over the killings threats and attacks against the Christian minority in Orissa (India) which happened around Chrismass and urge the Government of India to take all necessary measures to prevent new human rights violations.
Dominicans for Justice and Peace urges the Indian authorities to enforece the rule of law in the State of Orissa, to protect the rights of all citizen including members of religious minorities, to fulfill with its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which India is a party.
Lundi 28 janvier 2008, Louise Harbour, Haut Commissaire aux Droits de l'Homme, a présenté aux ONG son "Strategic Management Plan" pour les années 2008-2009.
Clair, synthétique et documenté, bientôt traduit en français puis en espagnol, ce plan présente les moyens financiers mis en œuvre par le Haut Commissariat aux Droits de l'Homme pour accomplir sa mission à travers le monde.