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E-CONNECT No.19

We have issued E-CONNECT No.19 on 6th July, 2016

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Post-Earthquake recovery and rehabilitation support for the most vulnerable people in Nepal

Nepal_FEDO_Earthquake Relif_E-CONNECT19From immediately after the Earthquakes, IMADR supported Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO) in Nepal to conduct relief and rehabilitation activities for vulnerable communities including Dalits, widows and single women, people living with disabilities and children. FEDO has reached out to thousands of victims in 8 districts to provide material support and empowerment activities. More >>

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

Sri Lanka_Say No to Corruption_(c) Transparency International Sri LankaOn 24 June, IMADR held a side event at the Human Rights Council to bring the views from the ground level to the international community about the positive steps taken so far and remaining challenges in Sri Lanka including the Constitutional reform, fight against corruption, addressing enforced disappearances and protection of human rights without discrimination. More >>

Impunity must end to protect and promote human rights in Bangladesh

Bangladesh_Rohingya refugees in the Nayapara camp_(c) AustcareIMADR called for the international attention to the deteriorating human rights situation in Bangladesh. Freedom of expression is particularly under threat due to the violence against journalists, bloggers and media professionals. The government must end the impunity for the attacks against human rights defenders and religious minorities as well as enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. More >>

IMADR in the world

Argentina_Indigenous Peoples_(c)ANSESUN urges Argentina to protect indigenous peoples                                                               UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, urged Argentina to protect the rights of indigenous peoples who have been historically marginalized. The Rapporteur visited the country in May. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression - David KayeRestrictive measures on freedom of expression in Okinawa, Japan                                           UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kaye, shared his concern on the situation in Okinawa in conclusion of his visit to Japan. IMADR produced the information on Okinawa with the partners. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD90CERD holds the 90th session                             In August, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will examine the periodic reports of Greece, Lebanon, Pakistan, Paraguay, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. More >>

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E-CONNECT No.18

We have issued E-CONNECT No.18 on 2nd April, 2016.

Feature story

“Challenges of Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka”, UN Human Rights Council must stay engaged 

Sri Lanka_Justice_GroundviewsOn 17th of March, jointly with Franciscans International and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), IMADR held a side event at the Human Rights Council to share civil society perspectives on the ongoing process to address past crimes and violations. The event called for continuing engagement of the international community. More >>

UN asks Japan to protect and promote the rights of indigenous and minority women

Ainu woman_awee_19On 16th of February, UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) expressed concern on the situation of indigenous and minority women in Japan who belong to Ainu, Buraku and Zainichi Korean communities. The Committee issued strong recommendations to advance their status and protect them from violence and harmful practices. More >>

Universal Periodic Review: Nepal must fulfill its promise to eradicate caste discrimination

Nepal earthquake 2015_Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi-UNDP NepalOn 16th of March, the Human Rights Council adopted the report of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nepal. The government accepted nine recommendations related to caste under the category of “already implemented or in the process of implementation”. Pointing to the weak rule of law and the experience of discrimination in relief efforts after the Earthquake, IMADR and Dalit rights organisations demand Nepal to fully implement the recommendations through effective legal and policy measures while ensuring transparency and the inclusion of Dalits in the design of a national action plan to combat caste discrimination. More >>

IMADR in the world

Human Rights Council31_UN Photo-Jean Marc FerréHuman Rights Council discussed the incompatibility between democracy and racism                                       While governments reaffirmed their commitment to fight against racism and promote democracy, IMADR brought a concern on the lack of implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and its article 4 to combat racist ideology. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

Special Rapporteur on minority issues-Rita Izsak_UN Photo-Jean Marc FerréMilestone UN report on caste discrimination UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák presented her epoch report on “Minorities and discrimination based on caste and analogous systems of inherited status”. IMADR underlined the continuing Buraku discrimination in Japan. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD89CERD holds the 89th session                             In April, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will examine the periodic reports of of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda and Spain. More >>

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