CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS SUBMITTED BY STATES PARTIES UNDER ARTICLE 18 OF THE CONVENTION : CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN : INITIAL REPORTS OF STATES PARTIES : EQUATORIAL GUINEA
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These courses have helped women to acquire greater knowledge and have provided
them with the fundamentals of an efficient management capability. (...) Whatever their civil
status, women enjoy rights and opportunities equal to those of men in all
areas of public, private and family life in civil, political, economic, social
and cultural matters."
(...) Article 20, paragraph 3, of the Fundamental Law extends equal
rights to men and women in all areas of public, private and family life in civil,
political, economic, social and cultural matters.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 22 MARCH 2013 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF BULGARIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
As stipulated in the National Strategy, the Deinstitutionalization is a process of
replacing institutional child care with family care or close to family care within the
community, without restricting such a process to solely removing children from institutions.
(...) The Project ‘I have a Family’ covers actions to decentralize and widen the scope of
foster care and develops services in support of foster parents. (...) Since the service onset, a total of 850 foster family
applications have been lodged with partner municipalities.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS, JORGE BUSTAMANTE : ADDENDUM
Japan does not regularize irregular migrants after a certain period of residence in the
country: many have lived in Japan for several years, sometimes for more than 15 or 20
years, and have founded a family with children born and educated in Japan. They live in
permanent fear of deportation, which affects their entire family. (...) The only possibility for migrants to acquire a regular status is the “special
permission to stay”. (...) In the case of Noriko Calderon, the
Immigration Bureau ordered the deportation of the entire family. Thereafter, it conceded
special permission to stay to the child only, allowing her to continue her studies under the
care of an appropriate custodian.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE USE OF MERCENARIES AS A MEANS OF VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS AND IMPEDING THE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION ON ITS MISSION TO BELGIUM
competencies cover cultural matters, teaching, the use of languages, health policy, family
policy, policy regarding persons with disabilities, and other “customizable” matters.
(...) According to the authorities, the majority of foreign fighters have a low level of
education, come from difficult family circumstances and have been involved in petty crime.
(...) Individual programmes aim to reintegrate radicalized youngsters by re-establishing
communication with family, as well as providing psychosocial support for parents and
VISIT TO BRAZIL :REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY PERSONS WITH ALBINISM, IKPONWOSA ERO
She met with Brazilian authorities including at the Ministries of
Foreign Affairs, of Women, Family and Human Rights, of Citizenship, of Health, of
Education, Justice and Public Security and of Economy at the national and state levels. (...) The mental health of persons with albinism was raised regularly in the course of
discussions during the Independent Expert’s visit in relation to frequent humiliation and
discrimination within the family, the immediate community, from society at large and
particularly in schools. (...) Mothers of children with albinism and family members of
persons with albinism may need psychosocial support and counselling, as they often
encounter stigma relating to albinism.
LETTER FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF CYPRUS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL, GENEVA, 28 APRIL 2009
Turkey, which now occupies a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council, ought to acquire
a better understanding of and abide by the provisions of relevant SC resolutions, in particular
those referring to the “secessionist acts in the occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus” (UNSC
resolution 550). (...) A violation of the right of Greek Cypriots living in northern Cyprus to respect for their
private and family life and to respect for their home, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the
VISIT TO QATAR : REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY
The system of governance of Qatar is hereditary, in the family of Al Thani and the
male line of Hamad ibn Khalifa ibn Hamad ibn Abdullah ibn Jassim. (...) It emphasizes the role of the family as the foundation of society, the mainstays of
which are religion, morality and patriotism. It defines the State’s obligations towards the
family and evinces concern for young persons, stating that they must be protected from
immorality, exploitation and the evils of physical, mental and spiritual neglect, and
provided with conditions favourable to the development of their potential.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS : ADDENDUM
The ITS programme was initially aimed to
provide training to foreign workers recruited by Korean companies to acquire improved skills
and enhance their performance. (...) The EPS programme does not apply to migrant workers employed for domestic services
and family reunification is not allowed. The family reunification for over 10,000 workers has
been a pending issue over years.
24. (...) One of the most contentious issues is family reunification.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ON HER VISIT TO ZAMBIA : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
In fact, it has traditionally been associated with misfortune or
punishment in the family, caused by ancestral spirits or witchcraft. (...) Persons with HIV/AIDS who acquire an
impairment face higher levels of discrimination and must be given access to services for
persons with disabilities. (...) However, she noted with concern
the practice, common among employers, of encouraging the early retirement on medical
grounds of workers who acquire an impairment at work, instead of investing in their
reintegration in the labour market.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION, CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUEADDENDUM : MISSION TO TUVALU (17-19 JULY 2012)
Currently the only legislative reference to water resources management is a
provision in the Constitution for Government and councils to acquire freshwater resources
during drought emergency periods. (...) The paradoxical situation resides in the fact that
poorer people often live in small houses with their extended family, so that, as witnessed by
the Special Rapporteur, a large family living in a small house in an informal settlement, for
instance, has much less capacity to harvest water due to the size of the roof. (...) The Government provided a flat amount of water for each family, except for families
with babies. While distribution points were established to distribute water, some people
with limited mobility told the Special Rapporteur that they needed to seek assistance from
their neighbours to collect water.