Item 7 : The Right to Development

In the 1970’s, many governments committed themselves with good intentions to realizing equitable distribution of land through its 'redistribution with speed' and, to systematically monitoring progress in poverty reduction. They also und...

Item 3 : Organization of the work of the session

Franciascans International and the Dominicans consider that in 1998 the human rights situation in Colombia continued to be one of the gravest in the world and deplore that, despite the numerous recommendations made by different UN mechanisms, the Colombian...

Summary to the 1998 Sub-Commission on Human Rights

50th Session of the U.N. Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities The delegation of Franciscans International and Dominicans (FI/OP) at the Sub-Commission consisted of the two coordinators: Philippe LeBla...

Tema 4: El gobierno de Brasil no ha cumplido con los tratados internacionales de derechos humanos

Franciscans International y los Dominicos quieren expresar su grave preocupación frente al non cumplimiento por parte del gobierno brasileño de los tratados internacionales de derechos humanos que ratificó en su momento, ...

Point 4: Le gouvernement du Brésil ne s’est pas acquitté de toutes ses obligations suite à la ratification de traités inter

Franciscans International en collaboration avec les Dominicains veut exprimer sa grave inquiétude concernant la non-conformité du gouvernement du Brésil avec ses obligations selon les traités internationaux qu’i...

Item 4: The Brazilian Government has not complied with International Treaties on Human Rights

Franciscans International and the Dominicans wish to express their grave concern about the Government of Brazil’s non-compliance with international human rights treaties which it has already ratified, especially the International Covenant...

Item 12c (iii): International peace and security as an essential condition for the enjoyment of human rights, above all the righ

Franciscans International and the Dominicans welcome the pioneering role of the Sub-Commission on the question of land mines. By adopting resolutions 1995/24, 1996/15 and 1997/33 urging for a total ban on production, stockpiling, transfer and...

Item 11: Situation regarding the promotion, full realization and protection of the rights of children and youth.

Mr. Chairman, Franciscans International and the Dominicans in conjunction with the International Catholic Migration Commission would like to address the situation of the full realization and protection of children’s rights. Many of our members are work...

Item 9: The Administration of Justice and Human Rights.

Over the past two years Franciscans International and the Dominicans have spoken numerous times at the Sub-Commission and Commission meetings about the miscarriage of justice in Colombia. We welcome recent developments as positive signs of hope. First, ...

Item 8: Prevention of Discrimination against and the protection of Minorities

Franciscans International and Dominicans wish to bring to the attention of the Sub-Commission the situation of persons belonging to a religious minority in Pakistan. Since 1997 we have made statements at the Commission and Sub-Commission meetings requestin...

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