REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF, HEINER BIELEFELDT : ADDENDUM
However, it is difficult to get a clear and
comprehensive picture of the religious life beyond those registered religious communities.
(...) Decree 92 does not seem to have made the
life of the religious or belief communities easier with its extra layer of bureaucratic
requirements, although the time frame within which the authorities are required to respond
is shorter than before. (...) Concerns were expressed that the
forced eviction of the residents of Con Dau would seriously disrupt the cultural and religious life of
the community (see A/HRC/27/72, case VNM 3/2014).
ADVANCES IN ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES : BACKGROUND INFORMATION DOCUMENT / SUBMITTED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT UNIT
In addition to the chemical synthesis of a genome able to control
a bacterial cell (Craig Venter’s artificial life) other important stepping stones include: the
engineering of the metabolic pathway in yeast to produce the precursor of an anti-malarial
drug;83 the creation of a synthetic mammalian gene circuit that revealed anti-tuberculosis
compounds;84 a demonstration of distributed biological computation; and the engineering of
an E. coli to sense and kill a human pathogen.85
14. (...) Laboratories are becoming increasingly
digitized.136 This has helped extract information that was previously obscured and has made
it easier and quicker to accomplish certain tasks. Increasingly the life sciences are referred
to as information sciences. (...) Some of this software makes it
easier to visualise complex biological information, including: genome sequence data:
sequence assembly data; plasmid maps; gene expression; comparative and functional
genomic data; transcription; secondary structure of RNA;159 and biochemical networks. 160
REPORT OF THE MEETING OF EXPERTS
Iran (NAM) The sharing of results of advanced research in life sciences is especially important for
the scientists, engineers, students and teachers in developing countries to take full
advantage of new developments in biological sciences and technology. (...) S 12/8
As with many fields in the life sciences, advances in vaccine development have the
potential for uses contrary to the provisions of the Convention. (...) Oversight should extend across the entire
research life cycle, from conception through funding, conduct of experiments, and
publication of results.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF SLAVERY, INCLUDING ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES, GULNARA SHAHINIAN :ADDENDUM
Article 5 of the Federal Constitution guarantees that “all persons are equal before the
law, without any distinction whatsoever, Brazilians and foreigners residing in the country
being ensured of inviolability of the right to life, liberty, equality, security and property”.
(...) In such a situation,
it is more difficult for farm owners to refuse to cooperate and easier to get workers paid the
money they are owed. (...) Bolivians have proved to be much easier to exploit than poor Brazilians for a
number of reasons.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH, ANAND GROVER
A pharmaceutical company that develops a life-saving medicine has performed a vitally
important medical, public health and right-to-health function. (...) The company, and its
employees, has made a major contribution to the realisation of the rights to life and the highest
attainable standard of health. (...) Because of its critical social function, a patent on
a life-saving medicine places important right-to-health responsibilities on the patent holder.
LETTER DATED 2007/02/13 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND TO THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CONFERENCE TRANSMITTING A WHITE PAPER ENTITLED "THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM'S NUCLEAR DETERRENT" OF DECEMBER 2006
The first of four Royal Navy Vanguard-class
ballistic missile submarines (or SSBNs), which carry the
Trident D5 missile, was launched in 1992 and the class
had an original design life of 25 years. We have
undertaken detailed work to assess the scope for
extending the life of those submarines. (...) The US Government plans to extend the life of
the Trident D5 missile to around 2042 to match the life
of their Ohio-class submarines. (...) We have concluded that, if we are to maintain
unbroken deterrent capability at the end of the life of
the Vanguard-class submarines, we need to take
decisions now on whether to replace those submarines
and whether to participate in the Trident D5 life
A PRELIMINARY FRAMEWORK DRAFT OF PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS AND TERRORISM : WORKING PAPER / PREPARED BY KALLIOPI KOUFA, SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TERRORISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Her hope has been that with the conclusion of her conception study, the necessary
chore of measuring up counter-terrorism measures for compatibility would be substantially
easier. In this light, in the course of her study she paid particular attention to those issues relating
to human rights and terrorism that presented the most difficulties (distinguishing terrorists from
combatants, for example), as lack of either precision or understanding in those areas would make
the task of developing guidelines factious, frustrating, and perhaps ultimately fruitless.
3. (...) Penalties for convicted terrorists shall conform with all international and national rules,
especially those relating to the death penalty and life sentences without possibility of parole.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ADEQUATE HOUSING AS A COMPONENT OF THE RIGHT TO AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF LIVING, AND ON THE RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION IN THIS CONTEXT, RAQUEL ROLNIK : ADDENDUM
Land has thus long been a major issue in the
country’s socioeconomic and political life.
1 The Arusha Peace Agreement, concluded between the Government of Rwanda of the time and Paul
Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front, was intended to end the civil war between the two sides. (...) The inhabitants said, for example, that
they have easier access to water and they now own their homes. (...) The Batwa, who also live in several countries of the Great Lakes region, perceive
and define themselves as a group with a specific way of life, constituting a minority or an
LETTER DATED 2004/05/04 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
This requires a civilised, prosperous and democratically organised
life. If it turns out to be impossible, the idea of a multiethnic and multicultural
society, in which one ethnic and/or cultural community does not prosper at the expense
of another, will be doomed to failure.
fundamental safeguards for life and property and the freedom of movement are easier
to achieve comprehensively in the areas linked in this way. (...) In a nutshell, the new
organisation of the life of Serbs in the province would certainly open a new, peacetime
page in the life of the multiethnic society of Kosovo and Metohija.
Annex: Status of Serbs Outside Territorial Autonomy (Region)
Freedom of expression of national identity
The freedom to express national affiliation is guaranteed.
WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
result of poor selection of candidates for training, low pay rates and insufficient social and
legal protection of young specialists, deficiencies in the education process (gap between the
theoretical skills of graduate students and the practice, insufficient practical experience, lack of
attention to young specialists, and insufficient life experience of the graduates themselves), one
in five young specialists with up to three years of professional experience resigns from the
58. (...) Such internal harmonization
of the regulatory framework would ensure unified standards and an equal level of protection
from discrimination by all indicators and in all spheres of social life.
81. Third, the issue of criminalizing discrimination (article 161 of the Criminal Code of
Ukraine) remains problematic, although instituting of criminal proceedings for discrimination
is neither an effective nor a proportional way to prevent and counteract it, as confirmed by the
European Court of Human Rights case-law and the practice of implementation of the
aforementioned article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.