Written Statements submitted to the UN Human Rights Council
Franciscans International (FI), the World Organization for the Fight against Torture (OMCT) and Defence for Children International (DCI) welcome the adoption of the report of the Universal Periodic Review and the commitments made by the Government of Benin. In this respect, we encourage the Government to take concrete action on issues of children accused of witchcraft 1) and Juvenile Justice 2).
Franciscans International (FI), Edmund Rice International (ERI), Istituto Internazionale di Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA), the International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Education, Development (VIDES International) and the International Presentation Association (IPA) welcome the support by the government of Zambia for 70 recommendations and its consideration of another 54 recommendations from its Universal Periodic Review, and its commitment to implementing them. We would like to express our views on four key human rights issues in Zambia: (1) the Right to Education, (2) the Right to Health; (3) the Rights of Street Children, (4) Human Rights impacted by Environmental Degradation.
Franciscans International (FI), Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI), The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd and the Dominicans for Justice and Peace (Order of Preachers) would like to welcome the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and the commitment of the Government of Sri Lanka on their implementations. We would like to express our views on four key human rights issues in Sri Lanka: 1) Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs); 2) Peace and Reconciliation; 3) the Rights of the child; 4) Persons with disabilities.
Franciscans International (FI), Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI), Dominican for Justice and Peace (Order of Preacher) and VIVAT International would like to welcome the adoption of the report of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Pakistan. We would like to express our views on two key issues in Pakistan: Rights of the Child which includes right to education, child labour and children in armed conflict and Women’s Human Rights.
Franciscans International (FI) and VIVAT International, would like to welcome the first Report of the Independent Expert (IE) on the issue of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment (A/HRC/22/43) focusing on the relationship between human rights and environment. FI welcomes the effort of the IE in providing greater conceptual clarity to the application of human rights obligations related to the environment.
Human Rights and Climate Change
Franciscans International calls for a Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change.