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Newsletter E-CONNECT No. 28 is out

Date : 2019.03.27

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Civil society calls on United Nations to continue monitoring Sri Lanka

At the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) presented its report on the Government of Sri Lanka’s implementation of resolution on “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka” (A/HRC/30/1).  Prior to the presentation, IMADR and eight other organisations sent a letter to the international community to call for strengthening measures for the full implementation of resolution 30/1 including a time-bound plan. Joint side event was held at the 40th session to highlight steps needed in the transitional justice process in Sri Lanka. More >>

Assessing Japan’s progress in promoting and protecting freedom of expression

Two years after the presentation of his country visit report to Japan, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, will present his follow-up report on Japan at the 41st session of the Human Rights Council which studies the Government of Japan’s implementation of his recommendations. In response to the call for information, IMADR and All Okinawa Council for Human Rights (AOCHR) submitted a joint NGO report which focused on: the adoption of a broad anti-discrimination law; the enjoyment of the right to freedom of assembly; and the case of Mr. Hiroji Yamashiro. More >>

NGOs call for an inclusive review process on treaty body strengthening

As a member organisation of TB-Net – NGO Network on UN Treaty Bodies, IMADR joined the call to UN Member States for an inclusive review process on treaty body strengthening. National, regional and international NGOs play a critical role in the work of the treaty bodies through monitoring the implementation of the treaties at the national level, providing information to the treaty bodies, and encouraging States to give effect to the treaty bodies’recommendations. Together with rights holders, NGOs are well placed to bring in-depth knowledge, expertise and proposals on strengthening the system. More >>

IMADR in the world

Empowerment of Dalit women in achieving SDGs                                                                    At the 40th session of the UN Human Rights Council, a Dalit human rights defender called on the international community to ensure the inclusion and participation of Dalit women in efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More >>

IMADR and its concerns

UN must counter hatred and promote inclusion                                                             At the panel discussion to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March), IMADR raised an alert over the discriminatory statements against migrants delivered by the Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade at the UN Human Rights Council. More >>

IMADR at the UN

CERD to hold 98th session                                 Between April and May, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) will consider the situation of racial discrimination in Andorra, Guatemala, Hungary, Lithuania, and Zambia. More >>



Summary Report – TB-Net Event on Treaty Body Elections More >>

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