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09 May 2006 description

The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, is deeply concerned by the drastic food cuts for millions of Sudanese as offrom May 2006. The United Nations World Food Programme has announced that it has been forced to cut food rations for millions of Sudanese following a huge shortfall in requested funds.

29 Jul 2005 description

The Chairman of the sixty-first session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Makarim Wibisono, today announced the appointment of a number of experts to occupy positions in fact-finding mechanisms of the Commission focusing on specific human rights issues or on situations in individual countries. The appointments follow consultations with the different regional groups in the Commission.

20 May 2005 description

The following statement was issued today by Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions of the United Nations Commission of Human Rights, and Walter Kälin, Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs):

We were greatly disturbed to hear of the violent clashes recently sparked when Sudanese security forces sought to relocate displaced persons living in the Soba Eradi IDP area south of Khartoum on 18 May.

According to media and United Nations reports, Sudanese officials, …

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


Adopts Chairperson's Statements on Afghanistan and Haiti, Extends Mandate of Expert on Somalia, Rejects Resolution on United States Naval Base in Guantanamo

Commission on Human Rights
MORNING

The Commission on Human Rights this morning adopted resolutions in which it established new mandates for an Independent Expert on minority issues, a Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, and a Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Sudan.

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

16 Mar 2005 description

AFR/1126, HR/4822

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 16 March (UN Information Service) - The following joint statement was issued today in Geneva by 15 human rights experts: Emmanuel Akwei Addo, Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan; Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Doudou Diène, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; John Dugard, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory; Yakin Ertürk, …

06 Oct 2004 description

The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Chad of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Monica Pinto, will undertake her first official mission to that country from 7 to 17 October 2004.

The Independent Expert will carry out an initial assessment of the current situation of human rights in the country. She says she wishes to establish positive working relations with the Government and with national civil society actors with a view to fulfilling her mandate, which foresees the provision of technical assistance and advisory services to the Government of Chad in …

27 Sep 2004 description

AFR/1035, HR/4795

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 27 September (UN Information Service) - Yakin Ertürk, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, issued the following statement today:

"The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Yakin Ertürk, is visiting Sudan from 25 September to 1 October 2004.

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.

09 Jul 2004 description

The Special Rapporteur on the right to food of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights issued the following statement today:

14 Jun 2004 description

Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, made the following statement at a news briefing in Khartoum on 13 June. She was speaking at the end of a visit to Sudan that started on 1 June:

07 May 2004 description

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on the issue of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Asma Jahangir, will visit Sudan from 2 to 12 June 2004. The visit, which comes at the request of the Special Rapporteur, has been agreed upon by the Sudanese Government.

23 Apr 2004 description

Decides to Appoint an Independent Expert on Situation of Human Rights in Sudan for One Year

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.)

25 Apr 2003 description


Also Approves Measures on Right to Development, Rights of Child, Indigenous Issues
HR/CN/1047
(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.

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.