Posts Tagged ‘Geneva’

Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingyas Highlighted at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

June 10, 2013
Maung Zarni shared Aung Myo Zaw‘s status.
Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingyas Highlighted at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Last Thursday and Friday Ethnic Cleansing on Rohingyas in Burma become the hot issues at Geneva UN Human Rights Council. About 4 side event took place last two days.
Persecutions of Rohingya Muslims in Burma event was organized by Human Rights Watch. Chris Lewa Director of Arakan Project, Melanie Teff from Refugees Intrernational,Tun Khin from Burmese Rohingya Organization UK and Josh Lyons, Human Rights Watch Satellite Imagery Analyst joined to the penal to highlight ethnic cleansing on Rohingyas.

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Monitoring racial equality and non-discrimination by Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

December 9, 2010

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially one year after acceding to the Convention and then every two years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.

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Human Rights Day 2010 events

December 9, 2010

Geneva Event
The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will lead a special event to celebrate Human Rights Day 2010 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A number of grassroots human rights defenders and UN experts from different countries will talk about their experiences. 

Statements and messages
Statements by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay.

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