55th Regular Session of the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights (28 July - 15 August 2003)


Prevention of discrimination and protection of religious minorities in Pakistan

Religious intolerance and discrimination on the basis of religion remain as one of the root causes of a number of conflicts, wars and ongoing violence in the world. Furthermore, it is often a major motivation for attacks by extremists against the minority ...

The administration of Justice in Bolivia: the unfair trial of Mr. Guillermo Roelants

Madame Chairperson, Franciscans International, in conjunction with Dominicans for Justice and Peace and Franciscans International Bolivia, condemns the unfair and irregular proceedings in the trial of Mr. Guillermo Roelants, President of the Tierra S...

The impacts of bombing on human rights and environment in Vieques, Puerto Rico

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, in conjunction with Franciscans International, brings to the attention of the Sub-Commission the situation of human rights of the people of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Firstly, we wish to recognize that on May 1, 20...

Towards universal criminalization of human trafficking

 

Franciscans International and representatives of its sections in India, Italy, Lebanon and Zambia actively participated in the last session of the UN Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and appreciated the excellent chairmanship of Mr. Pinheiro....

Children's human rights violations in Iraq

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Dominican Leadership Conference, Pax Christi International, in conduction with Franciscans International, raise the issue of the impact of sanctions and of war on the full enjoyment of economic, social and cultural righ...

Discrimination on the use of death penalty: the urgency for abolition

Dominicans for Justice and Peace, Pax Christi International, Dominican Leadership Conference and Congregations of St. Joseph, in conjunction with Franciscans International, again raise the issue of ongoing discrimination in the application and the...