THE RIGHT OF EVERYONE TO THE ENJOYMENT OF THE HIGHEST ATTAINABLE STANDARD OF PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR, PAUL HUNT : ADDENDUM
Today, the overarching national and international policy objective is the
reduction of poverty (goal 1). (...) International human right law takes a position neither for nor against any particular trade
rule or policy, subject to two conditions:3 first, the rule or policy in question must, in practice,
actually enhance enjoyment of human rights, including for the disadvantaged and marginal;
second, the process by which the rule or policy is formulated, implemented and monitored must
be consistent with all human rights and democratic principles. (...) If a policy is at the planning stage, international human rights require that
reliable assessments be undertaken to anticipate the likely impact of the policy on the enjoyment
of the right to health of those living in poverty and other disadvantaged groups.
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT : INFORMATION PRESENTED BY THE MALAWI HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Against the above background, it should be observed that as a developing country,
Malawi’s economy depends on external aid to a large extent, with over 40% of its national
(checked on 9th February 2013). (...) The donor community, which includes international Financing institutions, would require
Malawi to fulfil certain conditions or adjust certain policy for them to provide the much
needed donation, aid or debt.
6. (...) The effects of
these policy changes cannot be over emphasised. They have adversely affected the full
enjoyment of human rights of the citizens of Malawi through grossly compromised
affordability and accessibility of essential public and private goods and services, just to
mention a few.
LIBERALIZATION OF TRADE IN SERVICES AND HUMAN RIGHTS : REPORT OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER
A human rights approach to trade
liberalization therefore emphasizes the role of the State, not only as negotiator of trade rules and
setter of trade policy, but also as the duty bearer for human rights. (...) A human rights approach requires a constant examination of trade law and policy as it
affects the enjoyment of human rights. Assessing the potential and real impact of trade policy
and law on the enjoyment of human rights is perhaps the principal means of avoiding the
implementation of any retrogressive measure that reduces the enjoyment of human rights.
EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS :PILOT STUDIES ON EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Essential for such an integrated desertification model is not only a comprehensive
understanding of desertification mechanisms, but also an examination of the desertification
process within a policy-making and managerial framework, so that the most effective
management method can be presented in quantitative terms.
(...) The amount of digestible nutrients which can be consumed
(grazing capacity) depends upon vegetation types, species composition, the current amount of
nutrients and productivity. (...)
(2) The desertification EWS will make it possible to assess various policy options
objectively, which will enable the formulation of proposals for the most appropriate and feasible
land-use methods, and for an ecosystem management plan, with quantitative information
concerning cost-effectiveness provided for each option.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2005/03/21 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF PERU TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Pro-poor equity-based health policy and strategy
The Ministry of Health is particularly pleased to accept the first recommendation,
being well aware of the need to give priority to the formulation and implementation of a
comprehensive rights-based health policy that will benefit Peru’s poorest and most vulnerable
(...) In addition, at subnational levels, the capacity of social actors is being
strengthened in order to develop their ability to formulate public policy at the local level.
The feasibility of this process depends firstly on the political will to transform such
commitments into State policies, and secondly on the availability of resources, which will
require sufficient funding from the national budget and contributions from international
cooperation agencies and the donor community.
There are of course a number of facets to the policy now being implemented, but
the subjects dealt with below correspond specifically to points made in the report under
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO THE ENJOYMENT OF A SAFE, CLEAN, HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT ON HIS MISSION TO URUGUAY
The National Environment Directorate is in charge of
formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating national plans for the protection of
the environment, and for proposing and implementing the national policy on environmental
protection, in the framework of sustainable development. (...) The National Climate Change Policy to implement the Paris Agreement was also
under discussion at the time of the Special Rapporteur’s visit. The Policy received support
from the National Environmental Cabinet on 27 April 2017 and was approved on 3 November
2017 by Decree No. 310/017.
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT : INFORMATION / PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF NEPAL ; NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
The relation of caste and
profession depends not only on subjugation but on tradition as well. (...) The State has to create an environment, which is conducive to enjoy their right to livelihood,
self-identification, representation in making and implementing programs and policy that affects
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HUMAN RIGHTS, TRADE AND INVESTMENT : REPORT OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The effect of investment as a positive force to promote the enjoyment of human rights
depends significantly on the actions of the Government. (...) Finally, the effect of investment on the enjoyment of human rights depends on how
investors and Governments manage investment together. (...) As a result
of this decision, investment - along with competition policy, trade facilitation and transparency
in government procurement - has become known as a Singapore issue.
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
“The Philippine government has responded to the challenge of the UNCRC and
other international obligations on education with a fairly adequate policy environment and
an increasing budget. It has instituted policies geared towards improving access to early
childhood education, basic education, technical-vocational education, and non-formal
education. (...) Moreover,
DepEd has instituted the school-based Disaster Risk Reduction Management and the Child
Protection Policy, in order to provide further protection for children in the schools. (...) According to the
proponents of this bill7, it is the policy of the State to ensure that the Filipino youth are
taught to accept responsibility for their words and deeds as early as possible, and not to
unduly pamper them with impunity from criminal responsibility.
LETTER DATED 21 DECEMBER 2012 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF KAZAKHSTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
We progressively implement a
policy of affordable and high-quality education.
(...) We must do this by stimulating exports with state support.
New personnel policy
A key condition of success for our 2050 policy will be the right people to back it up.
(...) Modernization of the macroeconomic policy
• We must adopt new principles of budgeting policy.