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Newsletter E-CONNECT No. 17 is out

Date : 2015.10.15

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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 UN 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 >>

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