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19 Jun 2006 description

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of Human Rights Defenders, Hina Jilani, issued the following statement today:

07 Jun 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro:

16 May 2006 description

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro; the Independent Expert on minority issues, Gay McDougall; the Special Rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak; the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari; the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler; and the Special Rapporteur on the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Paul Hunt:

29 Nov 2005 description

The Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar, Mr. Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, deeply regrets the further prolongation in the house arrest of the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy and the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been held hostage without charge or trial for over ten years by the Government of Myanmar.

On the eve of another phase of the National Convention, many of those who should be in attendance find themselves behind bars.

17 Jun 2005 description

The following statement was issued today by Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar and Independent Expert for the United Nations Secretary-General's global study on violence against children:

Bangkok, 17 June - The Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar, Prof.

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.)

14 Apr 2005 description


Commission on Human Rights
AFTERNOON
Also Adopts Seven Resolutions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Commission on Human Rights this afternoon adopted five resolutions and one decision on the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world, including on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Cuba, and Belarus.

29 Mar 2005 description


Commission on Human Rights
MORNING
29 March 2005

Concludes Debate on Violation of Human Rights Around the World;
Begins Discussion on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

11 Jan 2005 description

The following statement was issued today by 26 mandate-holders of special procedures of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (full list at bottom of document):

In our capacity as Special Procedures mandate-holders appointed by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, we wish to express our condolences and solidarity to the people of South and Southeast Asia for the loss of human life in the earthquake- triggered tsunamis that took place on 26 December 2004, as well as to the people of the Eastern Coast of Africa who were also hit by the tsunami.

29 Jul 2004 description


Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Starts Consideration of Prevention of Discrimination
The Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights this morning concluded its review of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including policies of racial discrimination and segregation, in all countries after hearing a series of statements by its Experts.

04 Jun 2004 description

Committee on the Rights of the Child - ROUND-UP

01 Jun 2004 description

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the situation in Myanmar issued the following statement today:

21 Apr 2004 description


HR/CN/1095
Mandates of Three Special Rapporteurs Extended

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 21 April (UN Information Service) - The Commission on Human Rights this morning adopted resolutions under its agenda items on the question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world, indigenous issues and the promotion and protection of human rights.

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.)

16 Apr 2003 description


Member States Reject Draft Resolutions on Situations in the Sudan, Zimbabwe
HR/CN/1036

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 16 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights adopted resolutions this afternoon expressing concern over human rights situations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Turkmenistan, and Myanmar.

01 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1015
Independent Expert on Extreme Poverty Presents Report to Commission on Human Rights

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 1 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights carried on this afternoon with its annual debate over alleged abuses anywhere in the world, hearing a series of complaints that the discussion amounted to unfair finger-pointing by Western democracies at less-developed countries, and that the current war against Iraq made a mockery of any criticism of Iraq's domestic human rights record.