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E-CONNECT No.27

We have issued E-CONNECT No.27 on 9 October, 2018.

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Deep-rooted racial discrimination in Sri Lankan criminal justice system

At the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention presented its country visit report on Sri Lanka. IMADR submitted a written statement with a focus on racial discrimination in the Sri Lankan criminal justice system including the application of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). More >>

India must ensure freedom from caste discrimination in access to water and sanitation

The Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation presented his country visit report on India at the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council. IMADR delivered a joint statement to highlight the issue of the lack of access to safe sanitation facilities for Dalit women and the culture of impunity for caste-based violence against them, as well as the continuing practice of manual scavenging. More >>

UN expert body addressed racial discrimination in Japan

In August, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) considered the Japanese government’s implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Japan NGO Network for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ERD Net) submitted a joint civil society report to the Committee. More >>

IMADR in the world

UN must protect human rights defenders in fight against racial discrimination        After recently engaging with the UN to combat racial discrimination, human rights defenders from Sweden, Hong Kong and Japan faced online hate speech. IMADR urged the Human Rights Council to protect the defenders in order to realise the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA). More >>

IMADR and its concerns

Human rights violations against minority Rohingya in Myanmar                               At the 39th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar presented its findings. IMADR called for the establishment of an international, impartial and independent mechanism on international crimes including crimes. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD to hold 97th session                            Between November and December, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will consider the situation of racial discrimination in Albania, Honduras, Iraq, Norway, Qatar and the Republic of Korea. More >>

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E-CONNECT No.26

We have issued E-CONNECT No.26 on 6 July, 2018.

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Dalit women shared their struggle in fight against caste-based violence in India

On the 21st of June, IMADR co-organised the side event titled “#DalitWomenFight against Caste-Based Violence” at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The event was supported by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) and the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN). The panel composed of human rights defenders from India and UN independent experts highlighted the need for collective actions in order to combat the impunity for violence against Dalit women and girls in India. More >>

NGOs’ call to enhance global human rights protection system

The NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies (TB-Net), which IMADR is a founding member, made a joint written submission to the 30th meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies. The submission sought to promote good practices across different UN human rights treaty bodies in order to increase their impacts including rights holders’ accessibility to the treaty body system. More >>

Civil society adopted “Declaration for the Elimination of Descent-Based Discrimination”

As an outcome document of the International Consultation for the Elimination of Descent- Based Discrimination organised by IMADR and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Osaka on 9 April, Dalit civil society organisations from South Asia, IMADR and Buraku Liberation League (BLL) in Japan adopted the Declaration to commit for actions at the national, regional and international level. More >>

IMADR in the world

Multi-stakeholder engagement on treaty body membership                                       At the 30th meeting of Chairpersons of Human Rights Treaty Bodies, TB-Net hosted the side event on “Promoting Quality, Independence and Diversity of Treaty Body Membership” on 1June at the UN Headquarters in New York. More >>

IMADR and its concerns

Worrying trend to hinder human rights defenders’ access to CERD                       At the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council, IMADR raised concerns on increasing attempts to hinder the human rights defenders’ access to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) while drawing the Council’s attention to the recent cases of Mauritania and Russia More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD to hold 96th session                            In August, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will consider the situation of racial discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Cuba, Japan, Latvia, Mauritius and Montenegro. More >>

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