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Tuesday 14 October 2014

Count Me In! promoting Universal Birth registration through the UPR and the Human Rights Council.

Franciscans International partnered with Plan International, World Vision International, UNICEF and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to hold a side event on Universal Birth Registration on Friday, 19 September 2014 in the ...[more]

Thursday 02 October 2014

La lutte pour les droits de la femme au Cameroun

Lors d’un séminaire au Cameroun, des représentants de la société civile ont évalué les recommandations du Comité de l’ONU sur l’élimination de la discrimination à l’égard des femmes (CEDEF) et ont discuté les possibles stratégies d’actions.[more]

Tuesday 30 September 2014

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has undergone its second review under the UPR

FI regrets that the issue of 'conflict minerals', recognized as one of the main root causes of serious human rights abuses in the country, received little attention during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).[more]

Monday 22 September 2014

International access to Papua should be opened

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Franciscans International urged the Government of Indonesia to improve the international access to Papua, following the detention of two French journalists in Papua in August 2014. Through the joint statement at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights ...[more]

Monday 22 September 2014

Preventing Religious Violence in India: Challenges and Prospects of Managing Diversity

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The secular principle of India has been threatened by the increase of targeted violence against minority groups especially the religious, Dalit and tribal minorities. [more]

Tuesday 09 September 2014

Canada’s Mining Interests in Latin America

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FI urges the UN Human Rights Committee to evaluate Canada’s policies related to its mining industry abroad and the negative environmental and human rights impacts inflicted on communities across Latin America.[more]

Tuesday 09 September 2014

Peru: UN recognized Modern Day Slavery and Lack of Access to Birth Registration as Racial Discrimination

PDF of "Submission for CERD_Peru Review"

Madre de Dios is a department in the Peruvian Amazon that is known for its abundant biodiversity and also for its mineral resources. Illegal gold mining in Madre de Dios has led not only to grave environmental destruction but has also contributed to and ...[more]