In our statement on Mexico, we recognized that the recent presidential election
in Mexico has re-affirmed the principle of alternation which is one of the key
aspects of democratic societies. We also noted that the President-elect of Mexico
We have intervened every year since 1997 on the situation of religious intolerance
and discrimination on the basis of religion in Pakistan and we again expressed
our strong concern about the Blasphemy Laws and the Separate Electorate system.
The sanctions against Iraq became a major issue at the August meeting of the
UN Sub-Commission in Geneva. Speaking at the August 2000 session, the Permanent
Delegate of the Dominicans at the UN. Philippe LeBlanc OP, made a strong statement
Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace expressed their
ongoing concern about the inequality of opportunities available to people of
different cultures for their development and the realization of their full dignity
The Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace delegation
at the UN Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights was active
in raising the human rights situations in Mexico and
Pakistan in addition to the issue...