54th Regular Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (16 March - 24 April 1998)


Child labour situation in the world and more particularly in India and Pakistan

In many countries of the world, millions of children are involved in child labor, some of which is illegal and deprives them of their childhood. The International Labor Office (ILO) estimates that worldwide the number of working children is at a stagger...

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 ...

The deterioration of the human rights situation in the Great Lakes, especially in Burundi and Rwanda

Introduction The situation of human rights has clearly deteriorated in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, especially in Burundi. With the term of the legislature coming to an end in Burundi at the end of June 1998, the polarization an...

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...

The grave human rights situation in Mexico, Colombia, Burundi and Rwanda

Mr. Chairman, Franciscans International in collaboration with Dominicans wishes to raise the grave human rights situations in Mexico, Colombia, Burundi and Rwanda. Concerning Mexico, the most recent reports of Amnesty International and ...

The deterioration of the human rights situation in the Great Lakes, especially in Burundi and Rwanda (in Spanish)

Introducción La situación de los derechos humanos ha empeorado considerablemente en la Región de los Grandes Lagos, particularmente en Burundi. En vista que se va a terminar la legislatura en junio 1998, la polarización y los diferentes endurecimi...

The deterioration of the human rights situation in the Great Lakes, especially in Burundi and Rwanda (in French)

La situation des droits de l’homme s’est nettement détériorée dans la région des Grands Lacs de l’Afrique, surtout au Burundi. Avec la perspective de la fin de la législature au mois de juin 1998 au Burundi, les différents durcissements d...

In support of the creation of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples

In the context of the International Decade for Indigenous People, Franciscans International and the Dominicans wish to draw to the attention of the Commission the need to move forward even more on the work done around the world on behalf ...

In support of the creation of a Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples (in Spanish)

Franciscans International desea llamar la atención, en el contexto del Decenio Internacional para las Poblaciones Indígenas, sobre la necesidad de impulsar aún más el trabajo que se realiza en el mundo sobre los derechos de los Pueblos Indios. Muc...

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...

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