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19 Dec 2005 description

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, and the Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Walter Kälin, on the anniversary of the tsunami that devastated parts of South Asia, South-East Asia and Africa on 26 December 2004:

01 Sep 2005 description

Nairobi - At the conclusion of an 11-day mission to Somalia and the region, the UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Somalia, Dr. Ghanim Alnajjar stated that he is heartened by the crucial and increasingly visible role played by civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights. Dr. Alnajjar also reiterated his strong condemnation of the assassinations of human rights defender Abdulkadir Yahya Ali and journalists Duniya Muhaydin Nur (HornAfrik) and Kate Peyton (BBC).

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.

15 Apr 2005 description


Commission on Human Rights
AFTERNOON
Continues General Debate on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

The Commission on Human Rights this afternoon heard from three Independent Experts on the situation of human rights in Haiti, Afghanistan and Somalia and from the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for technical cooperation in the field of human rights.

21 Apr 2004 description

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

25 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1046
Other Measures Adopted on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Effective Functioning of Human Rights Mechanisms

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 25 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights, on the final morning of its 2003 session, adopted Chairperson's statements on situations in Haiti and Colombia and lengthy resolutions on states of affairs in Afghanistan, Somalia, Cambodia, and Sierra Leone. It also approved brief measures on situations in Chad and Liberia.

17 Apr 2003 description


HR/CN/1037
Debate Continues on Specific Groups and Individuals, Effective Functioning of Human Rights Mechanisms, Other Items

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 17 April (UN Information Service) -- The Commission on Human Rights this morning heard statements from its Experts on the situation of human rights in Haiti and Somalia before continuing its general debate on specific groups and individuals, the effective functioning of human rights mechanisms, and other remaining agenda items.

31 Dec 2002 description


E/CN.4/2003/115
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-ninth session
Item 19 of the provisional agenda

ADVISORY SERVICES AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

Report of the independent expert, Mr. Ghanim Alnajjar, submitted in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/88

Executive summary

16 Jan 2002 description


E/CN.4/2002/95
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-eighth session
Item 14 (c) of the provisional agenda

SPECIFIC GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS: MASS EXODUSES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Mr. Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2001/54

Executive summary

25 Apr 2001 description

Approves Resolutions on Child Rights, Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Advisory Services

The Commission on Human Rights approved this evening Chairman's statements on situations in Colombia and Haiti and lengthy resolutions on situations in Somalia and Cambodia.

13 Mar 2001 description

Economic and SocialCouncil
E/CN.4/2001/105

17 Jan 2001 description


Economic and SocialCouncil
E/CN.4/2001/5
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Fifty-seventh session
Item 14 (c) of the provisional agenda

SPECIFIC GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS
MASS EXODUSES AND DISPLACED PERSONS

Report of the Representative of the Secretary-General on internally displaced persons, Mr. Francis M. Deng, submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2000/53

Executive Summary

28 Apr 2000 description

Commission on Human Rights
56th session - 28 April 2000 - Afternoon
Remarks of Mary Robinson,
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
and
Secretary General for the World Conference against Racism
at the closing of the 56th session of the Commission on Human Rights

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished members of the Commission,

26 Apr 2000 description


Commission on Human Rights
56th session
26 April 2000
Evening

Also Approves Texts on Structural Adjustment and Foreign Debt, Defamation of Religions, Advisory Services, Reform of Commission Mechanisms

The Commission on Human Rights approved consensus resolutions this evening welcoming progress but also citing concerns over human-rights situations in Haiti, Cambodia, and Somalia. The measures were adopted under the Commission's agenda item on advisory services and technical cooperation in the field of human rights.

11 Apr 1997 description

The Commission on Human Rights,
Guided by the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other relevant human rights
instruments,

Recalling its resolution 1996/57 of 19 April 1996, in which it invited the independent expert to study ways and means of how

11 Apr 1997 description

(Excerpt)
AFTERNOON

HR/CN/97/45

Measure Passed Condemning Terrorism; Others Texts Focus on Indigenous Peoples, Torture, Violence Against Women

03 Mar 1997 description


Distr. GENERAL
E/CN.4/1997/88
Original: ENGLISH

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
March 3, 1997 Fifty-third session Item 18 of the provisional agenda
ADVISORY SERVICES IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN RIGHTS


Report on the situation of human rights in Somalia, prepared by the Independent Expert of the Commission
on Human Rights, Ms. Mona Rishmawi, pursuant to Commission resolution 1996/57 of 19 April 1996


CONTENTS

Introduction