55th Regular Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (22 March - 30 April 1999)


Religious intolerance in Pakistan and India

Franciscans International and Dominicans are concerned about the issue of issue of religious intolerance and discrimination on the basis of religion. We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on Religious Intolerance Mr. Abdelfattah Amor (Tunisia) [E...

Economic policies of international financial institutions and children's rights

Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans and the Lutheran World Federation would like to draw the attention of the Commission to the connection between economic policies of international financial institutions and the full ...

The situation of internally displaced persons in Colombia

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Colombia has one of the highest numbers of internally displaced persons (IDP) living within its borders. More than 1,200,000 Colombians have been forced to flee their own homes during the last decade. 200,000 pe...

The situation of internally displaced persons in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines

Madam Chair, from our work with thousands of internally displaced people in Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines, Franciscans International and Dominicans have questions not often addressed here. Why is this suffering allowed to continue in countries tha...

The situation of internally displaced persons in Colombia (in French)

Personnes déplacées à l'intérieur de leurs frontières La Colombie est l'un des pays qui compte le plus grand nombre de personnes déplacées à l'intérieur de leurs frontières. Plus de 1.200.000 Colombiens ont été forcés d'abandonner ...

The situation of indigenous peoples in Mexico

Franciscans International and the Dominicans wish to draw to the attention of the Commission on Human Rights to the lack of real improvement in the condition of indigenous peoples since the beginning of the International Decade of the World’s I...

The situation of internally displaced persons in Colombia (in Spanish)

Personas desplazadas al interior de sus fronteras Colombia es uno de los países que cuenta con el más elevado numero de personas desplazadas al interior de sus fronteras. Mas de 1.200.000 colombianos fueron obligados a abandonar su casa ...

The functioning of the Mexican National Commission of Human Rights

Franciscans International and Dominicans in cooperation with the Francisco de Vitoria OP Human Rights Center of Mexico, wish to bring to the attention of the UN Commission on Human Rights the situation of human rights in Mexico. Our document wi...

The human rights situation in Mexico

The human rights situation in Mexico continues to deteriorate. Different United Nations’ bodies specialized in the protection of human rights , as well as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American State...

The human rights situation in Mexico (in French)

La situation des droits de l’Homme au Mexique continue de se détériorer, d’après les derniers rapports des divers organes de l’Organisation des Nations Unies compétents en matière des droits de l&...

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