NOTE VERBALE DATED 23 MARCH 2012 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF MYANMAR TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
The Commission has not imposed any restriction on campaign activities of
candidates if it is in line with the respective electoral laws, rules and regulations. The news
and information about the electoral campaign of respective political parties being published
in the daily newspapers and periodicals are the good evidence. (...) Any eligible voters whose name is not yet included in the
list may apply for their inclusion to the respective ward/ village tract sub-commission and a
letter of amendment or letter of complaint concerning with the names and facts included in
the voters list can be submitted to the respective sub-commission within seven days from
the announcement of the voters list. (...) In this regard, the best cooperation of the respective political
parties and the public is needed.
WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The system for training of law enforcement personnel currently in place does not always
meet the practical needs of the respective units and today’s requirements for the training of
highly qualified specialists in this area.
57. (...) Under
each special proceeding, the Commissioner for Human Rights sends a response statement to
the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, as well as to the head of the respective ministry and
department; the Commissioner also keeps track of the measures taken for implementation of
the response statements.
61. (...) Based on the results of the Ombudsman’s visits, several recommendations were sent to
the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, and inquiries to the respective government agencies were
made regarding systemic problems with observance of the patients’ rights in order to improve
the law and restore the patients’ rights.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 22 MARCH 2013 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF BULGARIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Multidisciplinary teams were involved in the
observations, including experts with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, District Prosecutor
Offices, Regional Inspections for Public Health Protection and Control, clinical
psychologists and pediatricians of the respective multiprofile hospitals for active treatment,
employees with the respective municipal Social Assistance Directorates and representatives
of municipal administrations.
(...) Under the new standard any specialized institution or resident service must have a
procedure devised for registration of death cases and must follow a notification sequence so
as competent authorities, parents/guardians or trustees, and respective Social Assistance
Directorate to be duly informed. (...) The desire of families to maintain contact with their child and the actual capability
to do so have been screened, and as a result parents of 90 children have initiated to get in
contact with them; parents of 30 children have telephoned the respective home looking for
information about their child, and parents/relatives of 60 children have visited the home to
meet their child.
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF ALL HUMAN RIGHTS, CIVIL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT :WRITTEN SUBMISSION BY THE SAMOA’S OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, THE AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF INDIA, THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF MALAYSIA, THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF MONGOLIA, THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF NEPAL, THE NEW ZEALAND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE PROVEDORIA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE OF TIMOR-LESTE : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Both contribute to each other’s respective international and national
As NHRIs, we will encourage our respective States to consider the Independent Expert’s
recommendations to protect the right to be free from violence and discrimination of all
people in relation to their sexual orientation and gender identity. In accordance with our
national mandates, we will monitor our respective State’s implementation of these
obligations, we will monitor whether and how non-State actors, including businesses, meet
their responsibilities to respect human rights of LGBTI peoples in light of the Yogyakarta
METHODOLOGICAL GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION AND FOREST DEGRADATION AND THE ROLE OF CONSERVATION, SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF FORESTS AND ENHANCEMENT OF FOREST CARBON STOCKS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES :DRAFT CONCLUSIONS / PROPOSED BY THE CHAIR
Also decides[, that in the context of the provision of adequate and predictable
support, including financial resources and technical and technological support to
1 As per decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, Parties undertake activities as deemed appropriate by each
Party with their respective capabilities and national circumstances, noting that significant pools and/or
activities should not be excluded.
(...) [Reaffirms [that] [the need for] adequate and predictable support, including financial
resources and technical and technological support to developing country Parties, [in
accordance with national circumstances and respective capabilities], [is useful] to develop
capacities for measuring, reporting and verifying anthropogenic forest-related emissions by
sources and removals by sinks, forest carbon stocks, and forest carbon stock and forest-area
changes resulting from the implementation of the activities referred to in decision 1/CP.16,
9. (...) Agrees that, consistent with decision 12/CP.17, paragraph 7, results from the
implementation by Parties of the activities2 included in decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70,
measured against the forest reference emission levels and/or forest reference levels should
be expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year;
2 As per decision 1/CP.16, paragraph 70, Parties undertake activities as deemed appropriate by each
Party and in accordance with their respective capabilities and national circumstances, noting that
significant pools and/or activities should not be excluded.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGES AND LAWYERS, LEANDRO DESPOUY : ADDENDUM
If the Collegium approves a candidate, its opinion will be directed to the
chairperson of the respective court, who gives approval or returns it for repeated consideration to
the Collegium. (...) The Special
Rapporteur met with some individuals who were proposed by their respective Qualification
Collegia, but were then refused to be appointed by the President.
(...) Dismissal decisions can be
appealed to the respective supreme court of the federal subject and then to the Supreme Court.
LETTER DATED 8 SEPTEMBER 2000 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF BRAZIL TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
end, they will instruct their respective Ministers of Foreign Relations to take the
necessary steps to implement this decision. (...) In this spirit, the South American Presidents will instruct the
appropriate agencies to identify cooperation programs aimed at the institutional
strengthening of their respective national systems responsible for the protection of
human rights. (...) An Executive Steering Committee (ESC) of senior officials appointed by
the South American governments from agencies selected by the respective
governments, as they deem appropriate.
MATTERS RELATING TO THE CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE AND NETWORK : SELECTION OF THE HOST AND CONSTITUTION OF THE ADVISORY BOARD : DRAFT CONCLUSIONS / PROPOSED BY THE CHAIR
The advisory board of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), with
the aim of achieving fair and balanced representation, shall comprise [XX] members as
(a) [xx] government representatives, comprising a balanced representation from
Parties included in Annex I to the Convention (Annex I Parties) and Parties not included in
Annex I to the Convention (non-Annex I Parties);
(b) The chair and vice-chair of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) in
an ex officio capacity;
(c) Two additional members of the TEC, one from an Annex I Party and one
from a non-Annex I Party, in an ex officio capacity, nominated by the TEC;
(d) A representative of each of the operational entities of the financial
mechanism in an ex officio capacity;
(e) A representative of the management of the host organization of the Climate
Technology Centre (CTC), in an ex officio capacity, nominated by the host organization;
(f) A representative of the Adaptation Committee and of the Standing
Committee in an ex officio capacity, nominated by the respective bodies;
(g) Three members drawn from financial institutions, non-governmental
organizations, and academic and business communities with relevant expertise in
technology, finance or business, in an ex officio capacity, nominated by the host
organization of the CTC.
2. (...) Government representatives shall be nominated by their respective groups or
constituencies and elected by the Conference of the Parties (COP). (...) Members of the advisory board referred to in paragraph 1(c) and (f) above shall
serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive
terms of office, taking into account the term of office in their respective bodies.
7. Members of the advisory board referred to in paragraph 1(g) above shall serve for a
term of two years and shall be eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms of
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2008/05/29 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF SWITZERLAND TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Geneva, 22 May 2008
In the context of the current discussion on special procedures, I hereby inform you of the
Swiss position on the extension of mandates and the respective roles of the President of the
Human Rights Council and the Consultative Group.
(...) Lastly, on the basis of the principle of non-retroactivity which, as far as we know, has
never been validly challenged by any argument, the established practice, that is, the tacit renewal
of mandates, applies until such time as a decision has been taken on the matter.
II. RESPECTIVE ROLES OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN
RIGHTS COUNCIL AND THE CONSULTATIVE GROUP
Paragraphs 47, 52 and 53 of Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 provide that the
Consultative Group shall propose a list of candidates to the President of the Council who shall
then identify an appropriate candidate for each vacancy on the basis of the Group’s
recommendations and following broad consultations.
REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES ON ITS TWENTIETH SESSION, HELD IN LIMA FROM 1 TO 12 DECEMBER 2014. PART TWO: ACTION TAKEN BY THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES AT ITS TWENTIETH SESSION.
All Parties to strive to achieve low greenhouse gas climate-resilient economies and societies, on the basis of equity
and in accordance with their historical responsibilities, common but differentiated responsibilities / evolving
common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in order to achieve sustainable development,
poverty eradication and prosperity for the benefit of present and future generations of humankind, taking fully into
account the historical responsibility of developed country Parties and their leadership in combating climate change
and the adverse effects thereof, and bearing in mind that economic and social development and poverty eradication
are the first and overriding priorities of developing country Parties.
3. (...) FCCC/CP/2014/10/Add.1
All Parties to take action and cooperate to further implement the Convention in order to reach its ultimate objective
as stated in its Article 2, on the basis of equity and in accordance with their common but differentiated
responsibilities / evolving common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, by achieving an
emission pathway consistent with limiting the global average temperature increase to below 2 °C or 1.5 °C above
pre-industrial levels and with achieving climate resilience.
4. (...) Common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, equity and national circumstances and