REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND BELIEF ON HIS MISSION TO DENMARK : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
In order to prevent cultural clashes around issues and promote
mutual understanding, it is imperative not only to encourage more interreligious dialogue in
the traditional understanding, which typically focuses on the “classical” monotheistic
religions, but also to address and include those growing parts of the society that may
describe themselves as non-believers or “religiously unmusical”.
(...) As in some other Western European
countries, Islam in Denmark is typically perceived as a new religious reality, mainly
connected with various waves of immigration in the late twentieth and early twenty-first
29. (...) Meanwhile, more and more people had apparently grown accustomed to seeing women
wearing a headscarf, although the hijab could still cause controversies when worn in certain
professional settings or in rural areas.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 21 FEBRUARY 2022 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF ARMENIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
It should be noted that during the oral proceedings on Armenia’s request for provisional
measures the Court took full cognizance on the representation made by the agent of
Azerbaijan that the mannequins depicting Armenian soldiers and displays of helmets worn
by Armenian soldiers during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War have been permanently
removed from the so-called “Military Trophies Park” and will not be shown in the future.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2006/01/06 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARIAT OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The Syrian Arab Republic, in accordance with international law and international
humanitarian law, requests that you bear your responsibilities by bringing pressure to bear on
Israel in order to compel it to put a stop to this crime and prevent the partition of the village of
Ghajar, which would be a breach of international law and a violation of the human rights of
Syrian citizens worn down by the Israeli occupation. We also call on you to put an end to the
humanitarian, social and economic predicament of the Syrian residents of the village, because it
deprives them of their homes, their land and their livelihood, severs their family ties and
separates villagers from their families.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 87/07/06 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF BURUNDI TO THE UNITED NATIONS ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF MIGRANTS, JORGE BUSTAMANTE : ADDENDUM
Currently, 70 per cent of
documented Indonesian migrant workers are women.5 Due to limited employment opportunities
in Indonesia, many Indonesian women and girls with families to support have no other choice
than to migrate for domestic work, typically very far from their homes and at great personal and
economic cost. (...) Labour agencies are typically involved in recruitment, training,
transportation and placement of domestic workers. (...) Already in debt, migrant workers typically face further fees and salary deductions if they
attempt to transfer to another employer or seek to return to their home country before their
employment contract expires.
VISIT TO SRI LANKA :REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF
The code requires women to wear one of two types of sari, in effect banning forms of dress
typically worn by Muslim and Tamil women. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
ruled that the circular violated a range of fundamental rights, having established no rational
relation between the banned forms of dress and security issues, and requested it be
33 See www.commonlii.org/lk/legis/consol_act/m131146.pdf.
34 For a list of amendments, see https://mplreformsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/joint-cabinet-
35 See www.crisisgroup.org/asia/south-asia/sri-lanka/302-after-sri-lankas-easter-bombings-reducing-
NOTE VERBALE DATED 8 JUNE 2020 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF ERITREA TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
This is another wholesale resuscitation, without independent validation, of a worn-out and
distorted narrative by Eritrea’s detractors.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF, HEINER BIELEFELDT : ADDENDUM
Likewise, others told him they were from
Christian families and had later turned to Islam, again typically with the full approval of
their families. Some converts keep their original first names, with the result that a person
who has a typically Muslim first name may nonetheless be Christian or vice versa. (...) Another widespread practice is female
genital mutilation (FGM), which is typically inflicted on girls as an initiation ritual once
they reach puberty.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS ASPECTS OF THE VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, SIGMA HUDA : ADDENDUM
They are often physically invisible because
they suffer in places that remain hidden from the public eye such as private homes or hotel
rooms. Moreover, they are typically also socially invisible because they tend to be foreign
nationals or are otherwise considered to be persons of low social status.
(...) For a majority of Lebanese middle-class families the
foreign housemaid, who typically lives with the family, has become an indispensable part of the
household. (...) These contracts are signed at the General Security
Department when the women arrive in Lebanon and General Security officials will formally
brief the women that they must not engage in prostitution.
56. Typically recruited with the promise of lucrative earnings, women are often kept in the
sex industry through a system of debt bondage, which can be described as a vicious circle of
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, JOHN RUGGIE : ADDENDUM
They are therefore
directly accessible to those who may be impacted. Typically, they are administered by the
business enterprise either alone or in collaboration with others, including the affected
stakeholders or their legitimate representatives. (...) Formal and independent oversight structures may well play a role
in achieving this trust in operational-level grievance mechanisms, just as they typically do
in other non-judicial mechanisms. But other factors – including other effectiveness criteria
discussed in this report, not least, transparency, dialogue and engagement – may be equally,
or more, important. (...) However, it was only when EGV organized
the data on how the company had actually performed against the timelines that it realized it
had typically been missing the targets by quite a large margin.