Final Resolutions: UNHRC 22nd Session
morning at the United Nations Offices in Geneva, the Human Rights Council
concluded its 22nd session with a series of final votes and remarks.
Drawing the most attention was a draft resolution (22/L1) on Sri Lanka titled
“Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka.”
The resolution has been in hot
debate over the past few weeks of the session
Human Rights Council: 22nd Session, High Level Segment 27 February 2013
The high level segment of the 22nd
Session of the Human Rights Council continued today with a morning meeting
during which more than 15 countries were given the floor to address concerns of
human rights in their home countries and elsewhere. This year’s session is
particularly celebrated as it is the 20th anniversary of the Vienna
Declaration. A common theme am
World Food Program will start providing food for the Palestinian refugees of Al-Yarmouk camp.
Program announced that it will begin providing food to one hundred and
twenty-five thousand displaced Palestinians and Syrians trapped in the combat
zone surrounding the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, which is located about
eight kilometers from the center of the Syrian capital.
refugee camp is considered to be home for the largest community of Palestinian r
Fear of mediation talks failure pushed the residents of Central Africa to flee their homes.
The Global Network for Rights and Development was
informed that many residents of Bangui, the capital city of the Central African
Republic have fled their homes, while rebel forces are still waiting for cease-fire talks with the government.
Our sources also confirmed that residents are
fleeing in packed cars, and that dozens of wooden boats packed with passengers and th
Consideration of the UPR Report – Republic of Korea
On October 25, 2012, the Republic of Korea faced its second UPR review. The Human Rights Council was given until October 31, 2012 to adopt the report from the working group, and to accept or reject the recommendations that were made within.
For the 2nd review of the Republic of Korea, delegation was headed by Mr. Ghil Tae-Ki, Vice Minister and Minister of J
Optimism about a peaceful future in Somalia
On September 26th at the 21st session of the Human Rights Council an interactive dialogue took place with the Independent expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Mr. Shamsul Bari.
The mandate for the independent expert falls under item 10 of the HRC agenda, focusing on technical assistance and capacity building. Mr. Shamsul Bari was appointed as the independent
Mr Mashood Baderin the new independent expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan addresses the council for the first time
The newly appointed independent expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Mr. Mashood Baderin, made his first report and appearance before the Human Rights Council on September 26th during an interactive dialogue session. His work falls under item 10 of the HRC agenda, technical assistance and capacity building.
Mr. Baderin was only appointed to the position of independent exp