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We have issued E-CONNECT No.17 on 15th October, 2015.

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“Militarization and Human Rights Violations in Okinawa, Japan”, the islands’ voice to UN Human Rights Council 

Okinawa-Henoko_Protest2015On 21st of September, together with other NGOs, IMADR held a side event on “Militarization and Human Rights Violations in Okinawa, Japan”. The event was highlighted by the special report of Mr. Onaga Takeshi, Governor of Okinawa, and the comment from Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. More >>

Sri Lankan civil society demands the participation of international community in transitional justice processes in the island

Groundviews_Sri Lanka_HRC30_Civil Society ResponsesAt the 30th session of the Human Rights Council, OHCHR investigation report into human rights violations in Sri Lanka was released. IMADR co-organised a panel discussion consisted of local civil society representatives from different ethnic and religious communities to share their responses to the report, and discuss steps to be taken in order to reach truth, justice, accountability and reconciliation in the country. More >>

UN documents sexual and gender-based violence by Boko Haram

European Commission. Nigerian refugee from Damassak.2014OHCHR report on violations and abuses committed by Boko Haram revealed a series of human rights violations including killing and abduction of civilians, use of child soldiers, rape and other forms of sexual violence. The report concluded that those atrocities may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. At the presentation of the report in the Human Rights Council, IMADR highlighted the vulnerability and suffering of girls and women in affected countries, and demanded the protection of civilians and immediate measures specifically designed for girls and women. More >>

IMADR in the world

Rafael Edwards. Argentina.2010Argentina: Universal culture of peace and human security – peace as a human right   From 7th to 10th September, Bishop Gunnar Johan Stålset, a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, visited Argentina to discuss the concept of the right to peace. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

Nepal earthquake 2015_EU-ECHO-Pierre PrakashNepal: Dalit rights in new Constitution   On 20th September, a new Constitution of Nepal came into force. Despite long-standing requests from Dalit communities, the new Constitution fails to include provisions to increase the political participation of Dalit people. With Feminist Dalit Organisation of Nepal (FEDO), IMADR brought the concern to the Human Rights Council. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD88CERD holds the 88th session                     In November, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will examine the periodic reports of of Egypt, Holy See, Lithuania, Mongolia, Slovenia and Turkey. More >>


ICERD and CERD: A Guide for Civil Society Actors More >>


We have issued E-CONNECT No.16 on 19th May, 2015.

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Freedom of Religion in Sri Lanka”, UN Human Rights Council event addressed unresolved questions in the island  

Lighthouse at the fort, Galle.Together with Franciscans International, IMADR hosted a parallel event titled “Freedom of Religion in Sri Lanka” at the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The speakers for the event included Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Mr. Ruki Fernando, a Sri Lankan human rights defender, and Mr. Mohamed Nizam Kariapper, a mayor from East Sri Lanka and the Deputy Secretary General of the Sri Lankan Muslim Congress (SLMC) . More >>

International Community condemned atrocities committed by Boko Haram

NYC Protest_Boko Haram_Michael FleshmanUN Human Rights Council held a special session to address atrocities committed by Boko Haram. IMADR delivered an oral statement, prepared with the Women’s Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON). More >>

Civil society perspective on the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the ICERD

CERD85_USA_(c) U.S. Mission Geneva_Eric BridiersIMADR joined a panel of experts at the side event on “Celebration the 50th Anniversary of the Adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)” (2 March, Room XXIV, Palains des Nation) hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia. More >>

IMADR in the world

France: Anti-racism organisations addressed racial discrimination in past and present

MRAP-IMADR Symposium_18April2015IMADR joined the Joint Symposium on “Past and Present Discriminations” organised by MRAP (Mouvement contre le Racisme et pour l’Amite entre les Peuples). The Central Council of German Sinti and Roma, an IMADR partner, was also cordially invited to join the panel in the afternoon. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

Hate speech_JapanJapan: “Stop Racism! Stop Hate Speech!” On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, a gathering on “Stop Racism! Stop Hate Speech!” was organised to raise awareness on the situations of minority and indigenous communities in Japan. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD86CERD concluded its 86th session            UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) adopted the concluding observations of France, Guatemala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sudan, Germany and Denmark. More >>


People’s for Human Rights Vol. 13: Contemporary Forms of Racial Discrimination. More >>

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