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22 Apr 2005 description


HR/CN/1109

Round-Up of Session

53-Member Body Establishes Mandates for 5 Independent Experts, Including on Minorities, Sudan, Transnational Corporations

(Reissued as received.)

21 Apr 2005 description

Commission on Human Rights

AFTERNOON

Extends Mandate of Independent Expertfor Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Commission on Human Rights this afternoon adopted two resolutions on the protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and on technical cooperation and advisory services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In a resolution on the protection of human rights in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the Commission invited …

19 Apr 2005 description


Commission on Human Rights

MORNING

Concludes General Debate on Effective Functioning of Human Rights Mechanisms and on Advisory Services and Technical Cooperation

08 Dec 2004 description

The following statement was jointly issued by the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Titinga Frederic Pacere; the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Erturk; and the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Doudou Diene:

The Independent Expert and the Special Rapporteurs express their deep concern about the mounting tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and about information on the presence of Rwandese …

20 Aug 2004 description

The new Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Titinga Frédéric Pacéré, will undertake his first official mission to the country from 22 August to 2 September 2004.

18 Aug 2004 description

The Special Rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Doudou Diène, the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Burundi, Akich Okola, the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of opinion and expression, Ambeyi Ligabo, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ert=FCrk and the Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Genocide, Juan Méndez, strongly condemn the massacre which took place during the night of 13 August in Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi close to the border with the Democratic Republic of …

26 Jul 2004 description

The Chairman of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Mike Smith (Australia), appointed on 22 July Titinga Frédéric Pacéré (Burkina Faso) as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The appointment was made in consultation with representatives of the different regional groups.

21 Apr 2004 description

Decides to Appoint Independent Experts On Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Terrorism

07 Apr 2004 description


Commission Concludes General Debate on Rights Of Children, Starts Discussion on Specific Groups and Individuals
HR/CN/1078

(Reissued as received.)

27 Feb 2004 description

The Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Dr. Francis M. Deng, is scheduled to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo from 4 to 18 March 2004. The visit comes at the invitation of the Government.

08 Dec 2003 description

The Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Professor Iulia Motoc, has decided to continue her trip to that country despite a serious incident which took place at the Buluo high-security prison in Likasi, Katanga. The Special Rapporteur will now go to Kinshasa where she will meet with senior government officials, including President Joseph Kabila, and representatives of civil society.

28 Nov 2003 description

The Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iulia Motoc, will visit that country from 29 November to 11 December at the invitation of the Government.

24 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1044
Commission Continues to Adopt Measures on Specific Groups And Individuals, Civil and Political Rights, Indigenous Issues

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 24 April (UN Information Service) - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan this morning told the Commission on Human Rights that he hoped that a new era of human rights in Iraq would now beginwith the end of the war. He stressed that Iraq should not distract the Commission from violations of human rights around the world which were intensifying.

10 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1027
Commission Continues General Debate on Human Rights of Women

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 10 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights this morning heard experts on migrants, internally displaced persons and the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery present reports.  It also continued with its general debate on the human rights of women and the gender perspective, including violence against women.

08 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1023
(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 8 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights this morning heard statements from six Special Rapporteurs and Chairman-Rapporteurs of working groups on matters related to civil and political rights.

08 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1024
(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 8 April (UN Information Service) -- National delegations speaking before the Commission on Human Rights this afternoon described efforts to provide the full range of civil and political rights to their citizens, including through judicial reforms and steps to strengthen democracy, enhance freedom of the press, and guarantee freedom of expression.

Several Governments said press freedom was ensured within their borders at the same time as Government authorities chafed and struggled with the consequences.