Posts Tagged ‘United Nations Human Rights Council’

Myanmar / Rakhine Commission: “Positive starting point but Government must address impunity” – UN expert

May 3, 2013

Myanmar / Rakhine Commission: “Positive starting point but Government must address impunity” – UN expert

GENEVA (1 May 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today welcomed some forward thinking recommendations from the Rakhine Investigation Commission report. However, he expressed concerns over the lack of recommendations to address impunity and ensure investigations into credible allegations of widespread and systematic human rights violations targeting the Muslim community in Rakhine State.

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Burma Must Investigate Rights Abuses: UN Council

March 22, 2013

Myanmar must launch probe into rights abuses: UN body

Myanmar must launch an independent investigation into reports of widespread human rights violations, the United Nations’ top human rights body said Thursday.

A Muslim man walks past a destroyed building near a mosque in riot-hit Meiktila, central Myanmar on March 21, 2013. Myanmar must launch an independent investigation into reports of widespread human rights violations, the United Nations’ top human rights body said Thursday.

As Myanmar was hit by its worst communal unrest since a wave of Buddhist-Muslim clashes last year, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution calling on the government to launch “a full, transparent and independent investigation into all reports of violations of international human rights and international humanitarian law.”

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Myanmar Reforms Could Falter, U.N. Investigator Says

March 11, 2013

Myanmar Reforms Could Falter, U.N. Investigator Says By NICK CUMMING-BRUCE Published: March 7, 2013

GENEVA — Political reforms that are delivering greater freedom in Myanmar could falter if the authorities do not tackle some conspicuous failings, including continuing torture in prisons and discrimination against ethnic minorities, a United Nations investigator said in a report released on Thursday. (more…)

Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related form of intolerance

October 18, 2012

GE.11-12727
Human Rights Council
Sixteenth session
Agenda item 9
Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related
form of intolerance, follow-up and implementation
of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council*
16/18
Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and
stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence
and violence against, persons based on religion or belief
The Human Rights Council,
Reaffirming the commitment made by all States under the Charter of the United
Nations to promote and encourage universal respect for and observance of all human rights

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If this kind of asking to kill all Indian blooded people is not Genocide Crime, we need to dismantle ICC

May 20, 2012

Minority rights

December 19, 2010
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Source: Minority rights From Wikipedia

The term Minority Rights embodies two separate concepts: first, normal individual rights as applied to members of racial, ethnic, class, religious, linguistic or sexual minorities, and second, collective rights accorded to minority groups. The term may also apply simply to individual rights of anyone who is not part of a majority decision.

Civil rights movements often seek to ensure that individual rights are not denied on the basis of membership in a minority group.

There are many political bodies which also feature minority group rights. This might be seen in affirmative action quotas, or in guaranteed minority representation in a consociational state.

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Muharam’s Ma’al Hijrah is based on Migration but why continue the discriminations against Myanmar Muslim Migrants in Malaysia?

December 9, 2010
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Combating Discrimination against Migrants

The Durban Declaration pointed out that xenophobia against non-nationals, and in particular, migrants, constitutes one of the main sources of contemporary racism. Migrants are often discriminated against in housing, education, health, work or social security. It is a global issue affecting the countries of origin, the countries of transit and the countries of arrival. According to the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, around 200 million people live outside their country of origin, which will amount to 3.1% of the world population in 2010. Estimates showed that between 1945 and 1990, the number of migrants increased by around 45 million people per year.

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