VISIT TO CABO VERDE : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT
GE.19-12780 (C) 020819 070819
2019年 9月 9日至 27日
VISIT TO MONGOLIA : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
The Special Rapporteur is firmly convinced that there is no duplication in adding
legal guarantees that protect individuals and groups against attacks or undue interference.
VISIT TO TUVALU - REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR IN THE FIELD OF CULTURAL RIGHTS, KARIMA BENNOUNE
While respecting that
the process was ongoing, in her end of mission statement, the Special Rapporteur expressed
the hope that all human rights – civil, cultural, economic, political and social – would be fully
integrated into the new constitution and that due consideration would be given to adding to
the bill of rights a specific right to take part in cultural life without discrimination.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF, HEINER BIELEFELDT : ADDENDUM
occurs when the renewal of a permit takes time, adding yet another factor of legal
insecurity during the waiting period.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION : ADDENDUM
Some of the detainees also stated that
they were taken into police custody, and what they thought was a simple interrogation
resulted in months of pretrial detention.
61. Adding further concerns to the problems faced by persons who are arrested and
placed in pretrial detention, the Working Group was consistently informed of the inequality
of power between defence lawyers and prosecutors in criminal proceedings.
VISIT TO ARMENIA : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND OF ASSOCIATION
52. According to the ad hoc public report of the Human Rights Defender on the events
of July 2016, the existing legislation did not sufficiently regulate the procedures for using
53. (...) Finally, the Special Rapporteur is concerned about proposed amendments to the law
on NGOs that, if accepted, could introduce retrogressive changes to the reporting
requirements of NGOs by adding unreasonable and disproportionate requirements for
REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS BY OLDER PERSONS ON HER MISSION TO NAMIBIA :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
The more traditional African definitions of older persons correlate with the
chronological ages of 50 to 65 years, depending on the setting, the region and the country.
Adding to the difficulty of establishing a definition, actual birth dates are quite often
unknown because many individuals in Africa do not have an official record of their birth. (...) In 2009, the Government, while not specifically targeting older persons, launched
the National Media Campaign on Zero Tolerance for Gender-Based Violence to raise
awareness of the concerns, reflect the Government’s aspiration for zero tolerance of such
violence and empower service providers and members of the public to prevent, detect and
report cases of gender-based violence.26 The Independent Expert noted that the scope of
envisaged follow-up campaigns should be extended to raise awareness about the issue of
violence against, abuse and maltreatment of older persons.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION, KISHORE SINGH : ADDENDUM
Initial steps have included the development of a meditation and
mind-training module for each grade, adding elements of gross national happiness into the
school curriculum by, for example, increasing awareness of the environment in daily
lessons and teaching classes on critical thinking and media literacy.
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT :INFORMATION / PRESENTED BY THE NORWEGIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ; NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
The target has certainly
heightened awareness on the issue but of all the MDG targets, it remains one of the most off-
track.7 In Indonesia’s MDG Report for example, the Government acknowledged that sanitation
was a low priority and the World Bank estimates that less than 1 per cent of the investment in
sanitation needed to reach the sanitation target in Indonesia over the last years has been made.8
The poor progress on the target, amongst others, has strengthened calls for increasing a rights
focus in the strategies for realisation of the MDG targets.9 Some supporters of the MDGs
acknowledged early on that the MDGs framework was deficient in this regard.10
Some emphasise, however, that human rights approaches go further than merely adding extra
tools to the development toolbox. A contextualised human rights based approach can also shed
light on the underlying causes of development problems; if development is understood as
fundamentally a political process then its success remains contingent on the balance of power
Instead of focusing on creating an inventory of public goods or services that must
be provided and then seeking to fill the deficit via foreign aid, the rights-based
approach focuses on trying to identify the critical exclusionary mechanisms.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION ON HIS MISSION TO MEXICO :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Many live in regions of high or
very high water stress, experience low levels of development, face different socio-
environmental conflicts and significant levels of poverty, requiring specific approaches for
service provision. Adding to those challenges in recent years has been an economic
environment in which government revenues have sharply diminished, in large part due to
falling oil prices.