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2016.12.26 PRESS RELEASE: Japan has enacted the act to promote the elimination of Buraku discrimination

The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racis...


2016.12.12 UN: CERD adopted concluding observations of Argentina, Italy, Portugal, Togo, Turkmenistan and Uruguay (November 2016)

On 9th December, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discriminati...


2016.12.08 END OF YEAR APPEAL: Help us fight racism!

With your support, we were able to take many actions for the eradication...


2016.11.25 UN: Global civil society joins hands with CERD to end racial discrimination

On 23 November 2016, civil society from all over the world, including in...


2016.11.18 CERD91 Breakfast Event: Informal Exchange with Prof. Thornberry on his Commentary of ICERD

Together with Minority Rights Group International (MRG), IMADR is organi...


2016.11.18 UN: Joint call to strengthen follow-up of recommendations to fight racism

Together with Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Race and Equ...


2016.11.16 Farewell to Rodolfo Stavenhagen

Professor Rodolfo Stavenhagen, one of IMADR board members, passed away o...


2016.11.03 Sri Lanka: Civil society demands no delay in accountability

Today civil society activists and organisations, including IMADR Asia Co...


2016.11.02 Bangladesh: Attacks on human rights in October documented

Odhikar, member of IMADR, released its Human Rights Monitoring Report (O...


2016.10.27 UN: CERD invites civil society to join hands to end racial discrimination

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) invites...


2016.10.20 Sri Lanka: UN expert calls for establishment of Independent Commission on Minorities

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, concluded h...


2016.09.30 Japan: Targeted attack on freedom of expression in Okinawa

Following the country visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom ...


2016.09.28 UN: CERD addresses racial discrimination in Argentina, Italy, Portugal, Togo, Turkmenistan and Uruguay (November 2016)

At its 91st session from 21st November to 9th December 2016 , UN Committ...


2016.09.23 “More needs to be done”, message to Sri Lanka to heal wounds from enforced disappearances (20 September 2016)

On Tuesday 20th September, during the 33rd session of the UN Human Right...


2016.09.14 HRC 33 Side Event: Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka (1 pm, 20 September)

Together with Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)...


2016.09.05 Sri Lanka: Government adopted law to establish the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) as the first transitional justice mechanism

On 11th August, the Sri Lankan Parliament passed the Office of the Mis...


2016.09.02 Bangladesh: Attacks on human rights in August documented

Odhikar, member of IMADR, released its Human Rights Monitoring Report (A...


2016.08.26 PRESS RELEASE: Sri Lanka must take immediate action to combat racial discrimination by implementing UN recommendations

Download the press release  We urge the Government of Sri Lanka (GoSL...


2016.08.19 UN: Call to Action to Promote Gender Parity

Today the IMADR joined the International Disability Alliance, Internatio...


2016.07.18 Publication: “BUSYBODY FOR PEACE: The Life and Work of Nimalka Fernando of Sri Lanka”

Co-Chairperson of IMADR, Nimalka Fernando, was selected as one of the 20...


2016.07.12 Sri Lanka: Discrimination against tea plantation Tamils reported to UN

 At the 90th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discr...


2016.07.01 “Confidence has to be built for accountability and good governance in Sri Lanka”, civil society alerts UN Human Rights Council

On Friday 24th June, jointly with Asian Forum for Human Rights and Devel...


2016.06.21 HRC 32 Side Event: Accountability and Good Governance in Sri Lanka (4:30 pm, 24 June)

Together with Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) ...


2016.06.20 Sri Lanka: NGOs’ open letter on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ oral update at 32nd session of Human Rights Council

IMADR joined other international human rights organisations to call on t...


2016.05.25 Hundreds of NGOs demand fair and non-discriminatory access to UN

IMADR joined over 230 NGOs to request the United Nations Economic and So...


2016.05.25 Argentina: UN Special Rapporteur on racism calls for immediate actions to protect indigenous peoples

UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism urged the Governme...


2016.05.17 CERD adopted concluding observations of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda and Spain (May 2016)

On 13th May at its 89th session, the UN Committee on the Elimination of ...


2016.05.09 Nepal: Post-Earthquake recovery and rehabilitation for the most vulnerable

Two earthquakes in Nepal on 25th April and 12th May 2015 caused a signif...


2016.05.02 Bangladesh: Attacks on human rights in April documented

Odhikar, member of IMADR, released its Human Rights Monitoring Report (A...


2016.04.22 UN: CERD address racial discrimination in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda and Spain (April 2016)

At its 89th session from 25th April to 13th May 2016, UN Committee on th...


2016.04.22 Civil society calls on G7 countries to renew commitment to business and human rights at Ise-Shima Summit

On 15 April 2016, 60 civil society organisations including IMADR sent a ...


2016.04.21 Japan: UN expert expressed concern on restrictive measures on freedom of expression in Okinawa

UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression,...


2016.03.22 “Challenges of Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka”, UN Human Rights Council must stay engaged (17 March)

On Thursday 17th March, jointly with Franciscans International and Asian...


2016.03.15 Video: “Is there racial discrimination in Japan?”

In celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Di...


2016.03.10 HRC 31 Side Event: Challenges of Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka (4:30 pm, 17 March)

Together with Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) ...


2016.03.08 Japan: CEDAW call for the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous and minority women

At the consideration of periodic reports of Japan on 16th February, UN C...


2016.03.04 UN: Apply to Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend UN meetings in June – September 2016

Application to UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend the se...


2016.01.27 Japan: Minority and indigenous women report their challenges to UN CEDAW Committee

On the occasion of the consideration of State party's reports of Japan b...


2016.01.14 Nigeria: UN Special Rapporteurs conduct a joint-visit to support women and child survivors from Boko Haram captivity

From 18 to 22 January 2016, UN Special Rapporteurs on the sale of childr...


2016.01.12 Sri Lanka: Civil society activists and organisations urge the government to implement the UN Human Rights Council resolution

On 8th January 2016, civil society activists and organisations in Sri La...


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