Minority Issues

31th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Item 3 – Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on minority issues

Geneva - 15th March 2016

 

 

Mr. President,


Dominicans for Justice and Peace welcomes the recent visit to Iraq of the Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues. Her statement of the 8 th of March rightly addresses key challenges that religious minorities are facing everyday.

Iraq: Ethnic cleansing against Christians in Mosul's region

UN report documents litany of human rights violations in Iraq, including possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Christians systematicaly targeted by ISIL in Mosul's region

Sri Lanka : Urgent Alert Arbitrary detention of prominent Catholic Human Rights Defenders

Sri Lanka : Urgent Alert Arbitrary detention of prominent Catholic Human Rights Defenders

Pakistan: Dominicans call for Peace after Anti-Christian deadly attacks

After deadly terrorist attack targeting Christian church in Peshawar (Pakistan), fr. Pascal Paulus OP, President of the Major Superior Commission of Pakistan calls the Authorities to take action and all part of the population to unity against sectarian violence.

Egypte : Préparer l'avenir?

Le Directeur de l'IDEO analyse les dernières évolutions de la situation en Egypte. Vivement préoccupés par les violences qui frappent les populations du pays, les Dominicains appellent toutes les parties en présence à retrouver le chemin du dialogue.

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)

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

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