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Tuesday 22 January 2013

FI outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Romania

Franciscans International (FI) submitted a UPR report on Romania, in collaboration with other organizations. The Review took place on 22 January 2013. In the report FI addressed the following human rights issues: the right to adequate standard of living, ...[more]

Monday 21 January 2013

FI assessment of the Universal Periodic Review of France

Franciscans International (FI) submitted a UPR report on France with other organizations. The review took place on 21 January 2013. FI addressed four main human rights issues: elderly abuse in care homes, human trafficking, religious practice in prison ...[more]

Thursday 20 December 2012

Forum on Business and Human Rights

“Transnational corporations and other business enterprises have a responsibility to respect human rights.” This was declared in the Human Rights Council Resolution 8/7 of June 2008. This was the first time that States, which bear the primary obligation ...[more]

Tuesday 27 November 2012

FI Introduction and Reflection Booklet

FI is pleased to release Franciscans International; Seeking Justice through the United Nations, a collection of case studies which reflect the variety of human rights challenges that FI addresses through our advocacy at the UN. This booklet serves as an ...[more]

Thursday 22 November 2012

Franciscan Voice

We receive great support from the readership of our monthly e-newsletter the Franciscan Voice, for which we are very grateful! We would like to let all our readers know that there isn't a November edition of the Voice because we have decided to make it a ...[more]

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Indonesia’s Human Rights Record in West Papua

Hot on the heels of the 21st session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and the 14th session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Franciscans International (FI) hosted human rights defenders from West Papua, Indonesia, in Geneva on November 8th. As part ...[more]

Tuesday 06 November 2012

On the Road to Implementation: side event assesses impact of UPR

The panellists at the side event

The latest publication from UPR-Info “Universal Periodic Review; On the Road to Implementation” serves as an invaluable tool for civil society organisations working to promote and protect human rights. Outlining the findings of a uniquely in-depth ...[more]