A Look at HRC and UNHCHR Programmes and Adoptions in the last 2 Weeks

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On a regular basis the ODVV reviews and monitors the programmes and adoptions of the Human Rights Council and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The below content are developments ending 7 August.

According to the ODVV research team these are the following developments:
- On 7 August a number of UN human rights experts expressed concern over the blockade of the Lychin Corridor by Azerbaijan which has resulted in a serious human crisis in the Karabakh region.
- On 7 August the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination opened its 110th sitting in Geneva through which it reviewed the antidiscrimination efforts in Italy, Croatia, Uruguay, Namibia and Turkmenistan.
- On 9 August the UN Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of Unilateral Coercive Measures on Human Rights gave news of the launching of a platform on investigation of sanctions.
- On 7 August a number of UN human rights experts made remarks regarding the Chinese government must provide information on 9 Tibetan human rights defenders who have been sentenced to 11 years in jail.
- The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will in its upcoming sitting (14 August to 8 September) review the situation in Malawi, Andorra, Mongolia, Austria, Israel, Mauritania, Germany and Paraguay.
- On 11 August a number of UN human rights experts called on the Democratic People’s Republic of Laos to end the arbitrary detention of a human rights lawyer.
- On 11 August a number of UN human rights experts warned that accusation of labour unions and unions leaders of terrorism in Venezuela is action against those who are defending workers’ rights.
- On 11 August, in a statement the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights which he released at the end of his trip to South Africa said that the country must double its efforts in environmental racism such as deliberate burial of waste and industrial pollutants along racial lines among low income and migrant communities.
- On 14 August the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opened its 29th sittin in Geneva through which it will review reports of Malawi, Andorra, Mongolia, Austria, Israel, Mauritania, Germany and Paraguay.
- On 15 August the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights called the conflict in Sudan catastrophic which has resulted in the deaths of thousands, destruction of homes, mass displacement and also gender based violence.
- On 15 August the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed serious concern over the new cyber crimes act. HE/SHE also reminded that as a state, Afghanistan has obligations to international laws according to which it must respect the rights of all people without discrimination.
- On 17 August a number of UN human rights experts expressed concern on reports of the vicious and extensive use of rape and other gender based violence by the backing forces in Sudan.
- On 17 August a number of UN human rights experts expressed their grave concern over the new law in Estonia which seems to remove the education of minorities’ languages.
- On 18 August On 15 August the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that the week’s reports from Haiti indicate people are experiencing brutal violence and stressed on its impact on their human rights.
- On 18 August the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held an interactive panel on the occasion of the first anniversary of the committee’s guiding principles such as during emergencies.

 

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