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Newsletter E-CONNECT No. 24 is out

Date : 2017.10.17

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Governments must collect data to counter intersecting forms of discrimination against women and girls

In September, the UN Human Rights Council held the panel discussion on the impact of racial discrimination on human rights of women and girls. During the debate, IMADR drew the Council’s attention to the lack of data on indigenous and minority women including Dalit and Buraku women. IMADR called on all governments to collect disaggregated data and take measures to counter multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination against women and girls. More >>

UPR must ask Japan to combat racial discrimination

On the 12th of October, IMADR presented the situation of racial discrimination in Japan at the 28th UPR pre-session. While recognising several positive steps taken by the Government of Japan, it called on the UN Human Rights Council to make recommendations specific to racial discrimination at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Japan in November this year. More >>

“Pledges to UPR and Human Rights Council must be implemented”, civil society demands Sri Lanka

Towards the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sri Lanka in November 2017, a joint side event was organised on the 27th of October at the UN Human Rights Council. The event provided the international community an opportunity to learn key messages from Sri Lankan human rights defenders for the upcoming UPR. The event highlighted the importance for the UN Human Rights Council to look the UPR process with a particular focus on ongoing transitional justice process in Sri Lanka. More >>

IMADR in the world

Sri Lanka fails to report to CERD                    The Government of Sri Lanka has failed to present a follow-up report to the CERD regarding: national human rights institution; situation of internally displaced persons; and situation of minority women in war affected areas. In the absence of the government’s information, IMADR submitted an alternative report More >>

IMADR and its concerns

Governments must bring words into action to fight racial discrimination                                   At the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council, IMADR pointed out governments’ lack of implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). It called for cooperation with civil society to fight racial discrimination. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD to hold 94th session                                 In November, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will consider the situation of racial discrimination in Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Jordan, Serbia and Slovakia. The Committee will convene the thematic discussion on “Racial Discrimination Today” on 29th November. More >>

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Template for Civil Society Actors: Follow-up Information on the CERD recommendations More >>

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