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Date : 2015.05.20

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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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