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13 Oct 2005 description

SOUTH ASIA TREMOR MUST REINFORCE RESOLVE TO WORK TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE HOUSING STANDARDS, RIGHTS EXPERT SAYS

The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Miloon Kothari:

In my capacity as Special Rapporteur on adequate housing appointed by the UN Commission on Human Rights, I wish to join in the expression of sincere condolences and solidarity to all those individuals and families affected by the earthquake that took place on …

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.