Economic policies of international financial institutions and children's rights

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 ...

The situation of internally displaced persons in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines

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...

The situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico

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...

International debt as an obstacle to the realization of children's rights

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...

the vital importance of ratifying and implementing the Ottawa Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel landmines

Franciscans International and the Dominicans welcome the pioneering role of the Sub-Commission on the question of land mines. By adopting resolutions 1995/24, 1996/15 and 1997/33 urging for a total ban on production, stockpiling, transfer and...

Brazil’s non-compliance with international human rights treaties

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...

Protection of religious minorities in Pakistan

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...

The mismanagement of justice in Colombia

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, ...

The human rights situation in Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan

Franciscans International and the Dominicans continue to monitor closely the human rights situation in Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan where we are actively involved and about which we had expressed our concerns at the last session of the 54th se...

Human rights of indigenous peoples in Mexico

Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans remain concerned about the progress made during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous people in advancing of the rights of indigenous peoples. One of the objectives ...

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