Criteria for a successful outcome of the review of Special Procedures

“The World Conference on Human Rights underlines the importance of preserving and strengthening the system of special procedures, rapporteurs, representatives, experts and working groups …in order to enable them to carry out their mandates in all countries...

Joint statement on the occasion of the UN International Day in support of victims of torture

The United Nations Committee against Torture, the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture and the United Nations High Commissione...

Joint statement on the mandate and work of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief

Joint written statement submitted by: Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, Franciscans International, International Association for Religious Freedom, and International Council of Women, non-...

Toxic waste and the right to a healthy environment in Vieques (Puerto Rico) and in the Philippines

Dominicans for Justice and Peace and Dominican Leadership Conference, in conjunction Franciscans International, raise the issue of the violation of economic, social and cultural rights of peoples whose lands have been used for decades by governments as bo...

Religious-based discrimination in Pakistan

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Dominican Leadership Conference, and Franciscans International are concerned about the escalation of religious intolerance and discrimination on the basis of religion . It is one of the causes of divisions, conflicts, wars...

Human rights concerns regarding death penalty: the exemple of the United States of America

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Dominican Leadership Conference and Franciscans International remain concerned about the application and the use of the death penalty in a number of countries in the world as well its unjust and unequal application. It ha...

The situation of systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Iraq

Dominicans for Justice and Peace and Dominican Leadership Conference, in conjunction with Franciscans International, express their serious concern about the gross and systematicviolations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Iraq. Ne...

Violation to economic, social and cultural rights in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Dominican Leadership Conference and Pax Christi International, in conjunction with Franciscans International, is concerned about the violation of the economic, social and cultural rights of people in situations wh...

Human rights and death penalty

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Dominican Leadership Conference, Pax Christi International, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs of the World Council of Churches, International Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition ...

Human trafficking and the human rights of migrants

UN Commission on Human Rights 61st session: 14 March – 22 April 2005 Agenda item 14: Specific groups and individuals - Human Rights of Migrants & Contemporary Forms of Slavery Franciscans International, Dominicans for Justice and Peace, the Dominican ...

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