NOTE VERBALE DATED 3 SEPTEMBER 2013 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Governments should ensure full cooperation with existing human rights protection
mechanisms, in particular with special rapporteurs and representatives, who play a crucial
role in promoting freedom of expression, as well as with UNESCO, which has a leading
role within the United Nations system in this regard.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 15 OCTOBER 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF GREECE TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Moreover, the Theology Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki established an
Islamic Studies Program in the academic year 2016-2017, as well as a “Minority Education
Department”, leading to a specialized public university degree in this field.
NOTE VERBALE FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF SINGAPORE TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
In the Global
Competitiveness Report 2008-2009, Singapore was ranked 15th out of 134 countries on the
“independence of the judiciary from political influences”, ahead of many leading developed
countries. The Hong Kong-based Political Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd (PERC)
has also, since 2005, consistently ranked Singapore 2nd in Asia for the quality of its judicial
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2007/07/23 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Reasserted the joint African Union-United Nations lead of the Darfur peace process, in
partnership with regional actors, and pledged its unequivocal support and commitment
to it. (...) Welcomed the proposal of the Special Envoys to convene a meeting with leading
personalities of the non signatory movements in Arusha from 3-5 August 2007 in the
effort to facilitate the preparations for negotiations;
IV. (...) Expressed appreciation to Egypt for its initiatives to further the political process under
the AU-UN lead;
XV. Expressed appreciation to the wider international community for their active support to
the efforts to end the conflict and the suffering of the people in Darfur.
REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS, FRANCIS DENG :ADDENDUM
In many countries, internal displacement was a long-term
phenomenon, obliterating former ways of life and leading to dangerous dependencies on
whatever aid was available.
18. (...) Moreover,
host communities bore an enormous burden in supporting the displaced, and were often
themselves severely affected by the conditions leading the displaced to flee their homes.
Displacement had led to overcrowding in cities, the overuse of community resources, and also
had burdened the environment, with deforestation common around large encampments. (...) The Government and the SPLM/A have
continued to come together with the humanitarian community in regular “Technical Committee
for Humanitarian Assistance” meetings, leading recently to an important agreement to allow
shipment of food by barge down the Nile River.
VISIT TO SWEDEN : REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY
The Independent Expert was informed of the challenges that Sweden faced, despite
its leading position and influential voice in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda,
especially with regard to achieving sustainable consumption and production in Sweden and
beyond. (...) As an outspoken defender of human rights on the international stage and in line with
its integrated approach, the Government has put in place a number of initiatives and
mechanisms to pursue its objectives. Sweden has played a leading role in the promotion and
protection of human rights and the advancement of gender equality.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 15 SEPTEMBER 2011 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF YEMEN TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
• The ambiguity in the text of some paragraphs in the report when tackling certain events
leading to multiple interpretations. In addition, government side clarifications on some
issues were omitted (...) Then, the Vice-
President shall sign the initiative on behalf of the president and shall monitor its
implementation under regional and international sponsorship leading to early presidential
elections, which timing shall be agreed upon, to ensure peaceful and democratic transfer of
(...) Then, implementation of the initiative shall start
under regional and international sponsorship leading to early presidential elections, which
timing shall be agreed upon, in order to maintain unity, security, stability and social peace
VISIT TO PERU - REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, MICHEL FORST
Moreover, during interviews, several examples revealed a practice by the Public
Prosecution Service of appealing acquittals, leading to prolonged legal battles, without
consideration of the prospects for conviction. (...) Such dispersals
often involve the use of force, leading to further escalation of violence.
45. (...) Despite this, organizers of
assemblies, particularly in the context of social conflicts, are targeted for their role in
organizing and leading assemblies. In assemblies organized by indigenous or peasant
communities against the activities of extractive businesses, the organizers are often also the
leaders and defenders of the respective communities.
VISIT TO SRI LANKA : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY AND OF ASSOCIATION
tensions worsened after independence, owing to the predominantly Sinhala governance
structures, leading eventually to the outbreak of an armed conflict between the Government
and the secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in 1983.
11. (...) While the Special Rapporteur was
provided with a booklet outlining the procedure, the booklet was produced by civil society
actors, rather than by the Government, leading him to believe that such an initiative was
needed and clearly had demonstrated value. (...) A/HRC/44/50/Add.1
by representatives of the NGO Secretariat that, in such cases, a dialogue is established with
the NGO in question in order to resolve security concerns leading to refusal of registration,
including through the removal of members.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE ISSUE OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN IN LAW AND IN PRACTICE ON ITS MISSION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Nevertheless, in the global context, women in the United States do not take
their due place as citizens of the world’s leading economy, which has one of the highest
per capita incomes. (...) Constitutional guarantee is considered by leading human
rights experts as crucial to secure women’s right to equality and is included in almost all
6 See https://nwlc.org/resource/lilly-ledbetter-fair-pay-act-0.