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A Plea for Urgent Action on Iraq

A Plea for Urgent Action on Iraq to all World leaders and Member States of the United Nations by the Master of the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers), Fr Bruno Cadoré OP

Iraq: Ethnic cleansing against Christians in Mosul's region

UN report documents litany of human rights violations in Iraq, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Christians systematicaly targeted by ISIL in Mosul's region

Sri Lanka : Urgent Alert Arbitrary detention of prominent Catholic Human Rights Defenders

Sri Lanka : Urgent Alert Arbitrary detention of prominent Catholic Human Rights Defenders

Centre Afrique : Il est urgent d'agir pour les populations civiles

Lors de la 20ème session spéciale du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme des Nations Unies, les Dominicains appellent à prendre toutes les mesures nécessaires pour rammener le calme dans le pays et mettre un terme à la grave crise humanitaire qui frappe les populaitons civiles.

Pakistan: Dominicans call for Peace after Anti-Christian deadly attacks

After deadly terrorist attack targeting Christian church in Peshawar (Pakistan), fr. Pascal Paulus OP, President of the Major Superior Commission of Pakistan calls the Authorities to take action and all part of the population to unity against sectarian violence.

Middle East : The diplomatic corps called to the Vatican

The Dominican Order joins the Pope's call to negociation to acheive peace in the region. In preparation for the day of fasting and prayer for peace and the vigil on Saturday with the Pope in St Peter's Square, the Secretary of State has scheduled a special briefing for all ambassadors accredited to the Holy See that will take place Thursday morning, 5 September.

Egypte : Préparer l'avenir?

Le Directeur de l'IDEO analyse les dernières évolutions de la situation en Egypte. Vivement préoccupés par les violences qui frappent les populations du pays, les Dominicains appellent toutes les parties en présence à retrouver le chemin du dialogue.

To a Treaty prohibiting arms transfer in case of Human or Humanitarian violations ?

Archbishop Francis Chullikatt, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations in New York, issued a statement calling for the adoption of a treaty banning the transfer of arms when violations of humanitarian or human rights are taking place. The statement was read during the Final Conference of the UN's Arms Trade Treaty, which is taking place in New York until 28 March.

In his message, the unucio urged “delegations to work together in a consensual manner in order to achieve a historic treaty to control the international trade in arms.” He recalled that, since the start of negotiations, the Holy See has called for “a strong, effective and credible Arms Trade Treaty which will have a real and lasting impact on all people longing to live in a more secure and safe world”.

Update of Human Rights in Sri Lanka : Follow up of the UPR process

Togather with several other faith based organizations, the Dominican Délégation to the United Nations expresses its views on four key human rights issues in Sri Lanka: 1) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); 2) Peace and Reconciliation; 3) the Rights of the child; 4) Persons with disabilities.

(see attachment for full statement)

The Holy See's "Minister for Foreign Affairs" speaks at the UN Human Rights Council

For the first time, the "Minister of Foreign affairs" of the Holy See speaks at the UN Human RIghts Council recalling the Church's commitment to the implementation of fundamental and universal Human Rights worldwide. In his statement, Mgr. Dominique Mamberti recalled the need for the States and people of good will to contribute to the common good by cooperating to the practical implementation of universal, interdependent and interrelated Human Rights. Watch the video now. 

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