Access to medicine for children living with HIV and HIV/TB co-infection

The Association Comunita’Papa Giovanni XXIII, Caritas Internationalis, Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers), IIMA and VIDES wish to express their urgent concern about the right to health and access to treatment of children living with HIV and with HIV/TB co-infection.

Humanitarian response to Haiti after the earthquake

Catholic inspired organizations urges the international community to adopt a long term perspective in conducting the reconstruction program in Haïti

Blasphemy laws and human rights of religious minorities in Pakistan

The Dominican Order submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of "blasphemy laws on the enjoyment of Human Rights by religious minorities in Pakistan

Thematic procedure on the field of cultural rights: an independent expert’s mandate (in French)

Dans le cadre de la 10ème session plénière du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme, conjointement avec 8 ONG dotées du statut consultatif (New Humanity, ATD Quart-monde, Communauté internationale Bah'ie, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, International Women's Board, OIDEL, Teresian Association, Points Coeur), les Dominicains (Ordre des Prêcheurs) publient une déclaration écrite sur la mise en place d'un Rapporteur spécial sur les droits culturels.

The eradication of extreme poverty as an indispensable condition to the enjoyment of the human right to peace (in Spanish)

La erradicación de la extrema pobreza como condición indispensable para el disfrute efectivo del derecho humano a la paz.

La extrema pobreza es un fenómeno universal y multidimensional que afecta a millones de personas tanto en los países ricos como pobres4. Conforme a la Organización Mundial de la Salud, un billón de personas viven en extrema pobreza con un dólar al día y 270 millones de personas, la mayoría de ellas mujeres y niños, murieron como resultado de la pobreza desde 1990. Esta situación es incompatible con la dignidad humana y autoestima de los pobres.

Better protection for children exploited at work and children in conflict with the law

The Convention on the Rights of the Child has played a positive role in raising awareness among States and peoples. However, this process needs to be further developed and, therefore, the undersigned NGOs wish to call the attention of the Human Rights Council to the promotion and protection of the dignity and rights of children, specially those who have been exploited at work and those in conflict with the law – both situations that are source of grave violations and for which the Council has not taken any proportional measures that respond to the seriousness of these phenomena...

Humanitarian and human rights concerns in the post-election context in Kenya

Humanitarian and Human Rights Concerns in the Post Election Situation in Kenya

“I stressed to all Kenyan leaders the need to stop the unacceptable violence and killing and to resolve their differences through dialogue and the democratic processes. I also appealed to all the political leaders to think beyond their individual interests or party lines, and to look to the future of Kenya as one country"

Ban Ki-Moon
Secretary General of the United Nation

A new era in the promotion and protection of human rights? (in French)

Exposé écrit conjoint présenté par la Commission des Eglises pour les affaires internationales du Conseil œcuménique des Eglises (CEAI/COE) et par Franciscains International (FI), organisations non gouvernement...

The right to education in Pakistan

Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional e...

The situation of human rights in Papua, Indonesia

Franciscans International, the Catholic Institute for International Relations, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Forum Asia, International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), Pax Romana and the World Council of Churches, in cooperation with ...