Yasmin Sooka, Chairperson of the CHRSS: Thank you for being present today. We value the opportunity to be able to speak to the South Sudanese community, and the international community through your work.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons applaud the ground-breaking adoption by Niger of a national law for the protection and assistance of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
On Monday, the National Assembly unanimously voted for the adoption of a national law for the protection and assistance of IDPs in Niger, in line with the Kampala Convention which was adopted by the African Union in 2009, and ratified by Niger in 2012.
Human rights defenders work to ensure peace, justice, equality, fairness and dignity for everyone. They help governments implement their obligations. They disseminate human rights education and champion the rights of vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and groups. They expose violations by State and non-State Actors. They help to hold perpetrators to account and to deliver justice to victims. And they contribute to sustainable and inclusive development and a better future for all.
GENEVA (29 November 2018) – Nepal has taken significant steps towards ending discrimination and gender-based violence against women and now must strengthen implementation of its new laws, ensuring access to justice and conformity with international human rights standards, a UN expert said today.