LIBERALIZATION OF TRADE IN SERVICES AND HUMAN RIGHTS : REPORT OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER
Between 1985 and 1999, annual growth for
cross-border supply of services and consumption abroad (modes 1 and 2 above) was
over 9 per cent per annum compared to 8.2 per cent for trade in goods although services account
for no more than one fifth of total cross-border trade.17 OECD countries dominate global trade
and investment in services although developing countries are increasing their share of global
services markets, in particular in areas such as tourism, labour mobility, software development
services and transaction processing and, over the past 10 years, the gap between OECD and
developing countries’ share of services markets has been narrowing.18 To illustrate the relative
importance of services to country groupings in relation to gross domestic product (GDP),
in 1998 services accounted for 65 per cent of GDP in high-income countries, 56 per cent in
middle-income countries and 38 per cent in low-income countries.
RPT WG TRANSN'L CORPORATIONS / TORONTO WORKSHOP
The meeting was also designed to illustrate
the different types of practice in this field in order to promote convergence in the way that
the Guiding Principles are implemented and understood.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS WHILE COUNTERING TERRORISM, MARTIN SCHEININ : ADDENDUM
The arrest and detention of the foreign terrorist suspects in question was related to the
then ongoing violence in Libya and the movement of armed individuals through the
territory of Tunisia, possibly in order to enter Libya. Such developments illustrate the
reality of the threat of international terrorism for Tunisia, especially in the context of the
porous border with Libya, and a further reason for swiftly establishing a proper legal
framework to counter terrorism.
MATTERS RELATING TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. DRAFT DECISION -/CP.27
The SCF also serves the Paris Agreement, in line
with its functions and responsibilities established under the COP (as per decision 1/CP.21, para. 63),
including through the BA.
2 For the purpose of the overview of climate finance in the BA, various data sources are used to
illustrate flows from developed to developing countries, without prejudice to the meaning of those
terms in the context of the Convention and the Paris Agreement, including but not limited to flows
from Annex I Parties and Annex II Parties to non-Annex I Parties and MDBs; flows from OECD
members to non-members; flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee members to
countries eligible for OECD Development Assistance Committee official development assistance; and
other relevant classifications.
3 Decisions 2/CP.17, para. 121(f), 1/CP.18, para. 71, 5/CP.18, para. 11, 3/CP.19, para. 11, 4/CP.24,
paras. 4, 5 and 10, and 11/CP.25, paras. 9–10; and decision 5/CMA.2, paras. 9–10.
REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON MINORITY ISSUES, GAY MCDOUGALL :ADDENDUM
This paper seeks to review the MDG country reports and selected PRSPs to illustrate if
and how marginalized ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities are reflected. (...) Thailand also indicated that it has plans to improve its data collection
processes on poverty： “A number of tools are required including a poverty map of all regions
(with attention to the Northeast and the three southern- most provinces [these are regions with a
high proportion of minority groups]) and a more thorough poverty profile of disadvantaged
groups that will illustrate areas of most need in a systemic and continuous manner.
SPECIFIC GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS : MIGRANT WORKERS : REPORT / SUBMITTED BY GABRIELA RODRIGUEZ PIZARRO, SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS
These are just some typical cases which illustrate the migration problem affecting Burkina
Faso and the vulnerability of migrants, especially unaccompanied minors.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS :ADDENDUM
system continues to face serious challenges, including overcrowding (118 per cent above
capacity), which is directly linked to the excessive recourse to pretrial detention (51 per
cent of all inmates).10 Several riots, including one at the maximum security prison Fraijanes
II over prison conditions and the visiting regulations in November, illustrate the neglect of
the penitentiary system by the authorities.
REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS : ADDENDUM
A similar trend was observed with respect to other forms of violence against women;
available official figures illustrate that an average of 14 women per day received assistance
in public health care centres25 for physical, psychological and sexual violence.26
SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN GUATEMALA : REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
In 2019, two judgments recognizing land-related claims were issued that illustrate
patterns of displacement of communities and the misuse of criminal law against them:
(a) The Genesis case.
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN COLOMBIA
The hundreds of assassinations of leaders and members of the Patriotic Union
political party in the 1980s and 1990s illustrate the elevated risk for new political