Item 3 : Organization of the work of the session

Franciascans International and the Dominicans consider that in 1998 the human rights situation in Colombia continued to be one of the gravest in the world and deplore that, despite the numerous recommendations made by different UN mechanisms, the Colombian...

Article 9: Human Rights Violations in Any Part of the World

Mexico There is ample evidence to demonstrate that the situation of human rights in Mexico is constantly worsening. This has been confirmed in reports of various UN human rights bodies and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and...

Item 11: Civil and Political Rights

Franciscans International and Dominicans are concerned about the issue of issue of religious intolerance and discrimination on the basis of religion. We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance Mr. Abdelfattah Amor (Tunisia) [E...

Item number 13. The Rights of the Child.

Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans and the Lutheran World Federation would like to draw the attention of the Commission to the connection between economic policies of international financial institutions and the full ...

Item 14: Internally Displaced Persons

Madam Chair, from our work with thousands of internally displaced people in Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines, Franciscans International and Dominicans have questions not often addressed here. Why is this suffering allowed to continue in countries tha...

Item 15: Indigenous issues

Franciscans International and the Dominicans wish to draw to the attention of the Commission on Human Rights to the lack of real improvement in the condition of indigenous peoples since the beginning of the International Decade of the World’s I...

Item 4: Question of the realization of Economic, social and cultural rights

Franciscans International and the Dominicans wish to express their grave concern about the Government of Brazil’s non-compliance with international human rights treaties that it has already ratified, especially the International Covenant on Civil and P...

Item 8: Prevention of Discrimination against and the protection of Minorities

Franciscans International and Dominicans wish to bring to the attention of the Sub-Commission the situation of persons belonging to a religious minority in Pakistan. Since 1997 we have made statements at the Commission and Sub-Commission meetings requestin...

Item 9: The Administration of Justice and Human Rights.

Over the past two years Franciscans International and the Dominicans have spoken numerous times at the Sub-Commission and Commission meetings about the miscarriage of justice in Colombia. We welcome recent developments as positive signs of hope. First, ...

Item 11: Situation regarding the promotion, full realization and protection of the rights of children and youth.

Mr. Chairman, Franciscans International and the Dominicans in conjunction with the International Catholic Migration Commission would like to address the situation of the full realization and protection of children’s rights. Many of our members are work...

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