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MEXICO : Alegaciones de Tortura sobre migrantes

Mexico : El Diocesis de Saltillo (Mexico) denuncia a las torturas en contra de los migrantes

The right to International Solidarity and the post 2015 UN Development Agenda

Dominicans welcomes the report of Ms. Virginia Dandan, the Independent Expert on International Solidarity and Human Rights, submitted at the 23rd regular session of the Human Rights

MEXICO : Segunda Marcha de la Dignidad Nacional : Mensaje del fray Raul Vera Lopez, Dominico, Obispo de Saltillo

Hacia un tratado que prohíba la transferencia de armas en caso de violacion de los derechos humanos o humanitarios

Responsible Juvenile Justice : Dominicans calls the UN and Member States to take action

The administration of juvenile justice in many countries faces various challenges, including punitive approach negative impacts as well as lack of quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure, evaluate and monitor progress made. Dominicans call the UN and Member States to take action.

México : Contribución de los Dominicos ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Contribuion de los Dominicos y de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil entregada a los comisionados, durante la audiencia Situación General de los Derechos Humanos en México ante la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.

Dominicans welcomes Pope Francis

Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers) hails the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires as Pope FrancisOne hundred and fifteen cardinal electors chose Pope Francis to be the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide today after a two-day conclave. 

Dominicans joins with Pope Francis in his prayers for the Church and the world. "Let us pray for each other, let us pray for the entire world because there is great brotherhood in the world," Pope Francis said. 

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, an Argentinean Jesuit is the first Jesuit and the first person from Latin America to be Pope. He played a leading role during the Argentine economic crisis in speaking out against the negative impact a certain globalisation could have on the poor. He has shown deep compassion for people affected by HIV and AIDS. He visited a hospice in 2001 kissed and washed the feet of 12 AIDS patients.

Update of Human Rights in Sri Lanka : Follow up of the UPR process

Togather with several other faith based organizations, the Dominican Délégation to the United Nations expresses its views on four key human rights issues in Sri Lanka: 1) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); 2) Peace and Reconciliation; 3) the Rights of the child; 4) Persons with disabilities.

(see attachment for full statement)

Paediatric HIV prevention/treatment and social determinants of health

Population health outcomes, in fact, are significantly influenced by complex, integrated and overlapping social structures and economic systems identified as “social determinants of health”. What is the impact of public policies on children suffering from HIV-AIDS? Read the Written statement made by the Dominicans, togather with Caritas Internationalis and several other organizations.

Human Rights in Pakistan : Dominicans contributes to the Universal Periodic Report

The Delegation of the Dominican Order submitted a written statement to the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council on the Human Rights situation in Pakistan. Children rights, Women's Rights and Education are key issues for the future of the country.

(see attachment for full statement)

for more information:

fr. Olivier Poquillon o.p.

Permanent Delegate of the Order to the United Nations