The destruction of the Christian villages and religious discrimination in Pakistan

In 1997 FI/OP made an oral intervention at the Commission about the destruction of the Christian villages of Shanti Nagar and Khenawal in Pakistan. This year we returned to the situation of the two Christian villages and decided to addr...

The growing militarization problem in Mexico

This year, FI/OP spoke more strongly on behalf of Mexican people than we have done at other sessions. We cosponsored the showing of two videos, one on paramilitaries and the other on the massacre in Acteal as well as the briefing on the human...

The reconciliation process in Rwanda

FI/OP stressed the importance for the international community to receive a more detailed information on the human rights situation in Rwanda. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana op, a member of our delegation, spoke at a public NGOs briefing on the role o...

Brief on the campaign for the rights of landless people in Brazil

At the Commission Agostinho Diekmann ofm began a strong campaign to raise Brazilian issues among the government and NGOs delegations to whom he distributed information packets about the struggles of the landless people. In our statement, FI/OP stated ...

Violence by paramilitary groups in Colombia

Prior to the Commission meeting, Omar Fernandez ofm (Colombia) and the Familia Franciscana Colombiana worked together with a consortium of over fifty NGOs to prepare a position paper on Colombia. The work of these NGOs was a base for our FI/OP activities d...

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