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


Freedom of religion and belief in Pakistan

Mr. Chairman, we wish you peace and all goodness. As members of religious communities, with a combined membership of over 800,000 members in more than 120 countries, Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans is concerned about the deni...

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...

Torture, lack of rehabilitation of detainees and other issues related to the administration of justice in Mexico

Franciscans International and the Dominicans urge the international community to work even more consistently for the respect, dignity and the rights of all human beings. It is of a great concern to us that it the onset of a new millennium, torture ...

Torture, lack of rehabilitation of detainees and other issues related to the administration of justice in Mexico (in Spanish)

Franciscans Internationals en colaboración con los dominicos hace un llamado urgente a la comunidad internacional a fin de trabajar aun más por el respeto de la persona humana en su dignidad y sus derechos. Es una pena constatar que a...

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...

Human rights, mass exoduses and displaced persons in Burundi, Brazil and Colombia

Mr. Chairman, Franciscans Intentional and the Dominicans want to speak about the ever-increasing violations of human rights that are forcing people to flee their homes and to become displaced persons within their own countries. In Burundi, acc...

The situation of human rights defenders in Mexico and Colombia

Mr. Chairman. Franciscans International in collaboration with Dominicans declares its strong support for the Draft Declaration on the rights of human rights defenders. In view of the importance and the precarious and dangerous nature of their wo...

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