NOTE VERBALE DATED 14 OCTOBER 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF AZERBAIJAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
26 October 2020
Annex to the note verbale dated 14 October 2020 from the
Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office
at Geneva addressed to the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights
Press-release dated 4 October 2020 of the Press Service Department of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan on rocket
shelling the Azerbaijani civilians and civilian infrastructure by
On October 4, 2020 the Armed Forces of Armenia continued targeting civilians and civilian
infrastructure in Tartar city, as well as Horadiz city of Fuzuli district with rocket fires. The
second biggest city of Azerbaijan, Ganja was under rocket fire from the territory of Armenia.
LETTER DATED 25 SEPTEMBER 2015 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
., chieftain of war of aggression and the biggest human rights abuser,
took the lead in discussing someone's "human rights issue" while painting itself as an "advocate
of human rights".
VISIT TO THE NETHERLANDS : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF
The Special Rapporteur asserts that all measures being
pursued by the Government must be fully compliant with international law and the
Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on
Religion or Belief, including provisions for religious groups to maintain charitable and
humanitarian institutions, and the obligation not to discriminate in intent or in effect against
38 Koen Damhuis, “The biggest problem in the Netherlands: understanding the Party for Freedom’s
politicization of Islam”, The One Percent Problem: Muslims in the West and the Rise of the New
Populists (Brookings Institution report, 24 July 2019).
39 European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, “ECRI report on the Netherlands”
(Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 2019).
40 Mansvelt Beck, How we do things here.
41 See www.partijvoordedieren.nl/standpunten/onverdoofd-ritueel-slachten.
42 Addendum bij het convenant onbedwelmd slachten volgens religieuze riten.
43 See www.nd.nl/nieuws/nederland/raad-van-state-noemt-verbod-op-ritueel-slachten.3377602.lynkx.
44 See www.partijvoordedieren.nl/nieuws/wetsvoorstel-verbod-op-onverdoofd-slachten-naar-kamer.
45 See https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/artikel/2286939-niet-artsen-besnijden-jongens-tegen-de-wet-in.html.
Corrections to th
The rising sea level and the resulting erosion of beaches
constituted the biggest threat to the economy of Barbados, as they endangered the country’s
main resource, tourism.
LETTER DATED 3 AUGUST 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
This was accompanied by a huge
security clampdown in the occupied territory, a communication blackout including shutdown of internet and
telephone services, an excruciating curfew and an additional deployment of additional 180,000 paramilitary troops,
turning the territory into world’s biggest open-air prison.49
5. Since then, there has been no letup in the worsening humanitarian situation in IOJ&K.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND BELIEF ON HIS MISSION TO DENMARK : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
However, the ban may put at risk their right to practise
their religion when it comes to dietary requirements, as other countries might follow in the
prohibition of ritual slaughter without prior stunning of the animal.
24. By far, the biggest worry articulated by representatives of the Jewish Community of
Denmark however stems from public demands for outlawing religiously-motivated
circumcision of male infants. (...) After the Folkekirke, the Catholic Church
forms the second biggest Christian community, although its constituency comprises not
much more than 1 per cent of the membership of the Lutheran Evangelical Church.
LETTER DATED 6 MARCH 2018 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF UKRAINE TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
The value of the total claims in these two arbitrations makes the dispute the biggest
commercial arbitration in history and consists altogether of $125 billion when the total
claims and counterclaims are summarized.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND OF ASSOCIATION ON HIS FOLLOW-UP MISSION TO UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
6. One of the biggest concerns brought to the Special Rapporteur’s attention during his
mission was the Government’s focus on countering non-violent extremism without a
narrow and explicit definition, at the expense of basic human rights and fundamental
freedoms. (...) Available
48 Ben Riley-Smith, “EU referendum: Britain’s biggest environmental charities using public cash to call
for In vote”, Telegraph, 7 March 2016. Available from
49 International Labour Organization (ILO), Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of
Conventions and Recommendations: Report III (Part 1A) (Geneva, 2016).
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT : WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE PHILIPPINES : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Programs and coordinating bodies were established to create equity for
education among minority groups such as Muslims, children in indigenous communities,
children with special needs, and the very poor. Its biggest feat is institutionalizing the K-12
Program, whose main feature is the addition of two years in basic education to bring the
country’s basic education cycle at par with the others.
LETTER DATED 29 JUNE 2016 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF AZERBAIJAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
And the result of that is that today Azerbaijan is a multiethnic, multiconfessional
country where representatives of all religions and ethnic groups live in dignity and peace.
This is one of our biggest assets. And we are proud of our history. We are proud of our
historical monuments which reflect the creation of representatives of different cultures.