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UN Commission on Human Rights: Fifty-sixth session


Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Migrants

The statement that we presented at the Commission echoed the reflections that emerged during our seminar "Europe: an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice?" organized with the ICMC. The respect of human dignity, inalienable, indivisible a...

In Brief: Our Contributions to the Works & Deliberations of the Commission 2000

Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace (FI/OP) submitted threewritten statements (human rights situation in Colombia, disastrous consequences caused by the economic sanctions on Iraqi children, Franciscan activitie...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Colombia

We highlighted that an average of 12 people in Colombia are victims of socio-political violence every day. In 1999, in the category of trade unionists alone, 69 people were assassinated, 33 were disappeared and 676 received death threats. Also, ...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Iraq

FI and Dominicans for Justice and Peace, in conjunction with the Justice Promoters of the Dominican Order in the USA, stated that children are often the most vulnerable victims of war and suffer when sanctions are imposed on a country fol...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Human Rights Defenders

In all regions of the world, human rights defenders are often confronted with a complex variety of brutal and subtle forms of repression. For many years, the Commission has heard how human rights defenders and their organizations have been subj...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Pakistan

Franciscans International and Dominicans for Justice and Peace stated that, in Pakistan, religious minorities are increasingly the targets of bigotry, which is often instigated by extremist forces. The lack of political will on the part of the government t...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Brazil

In our interventions, we stated that the effective functioning of human rights mechanisms requires the cooperation and assistance of all those involved in the process. Unfortunately, many governments act as though the protection of human righ...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning Mexico

Franciscans International and the Dominicans for Justice and Peace expressed their concern about the increased number of violations committed by the armed forces in Mexico, especially in the States of Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca against indi...

Summary of Our Interventions Concerning the Rights of Women

The joint statement, that we-cosigned under this agenda item, reflected the deliberations of other NGOs, who like ourselves, were involved in the women's caucus that met daily during the whole session of the Commission. Therefore: we...