LETTER DATED 2005/04/05 FROM THE PERMANENT MISSION OF TURKEY TO THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA ADDRESSED TO THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
The fact that many victims of PKK terrorism were
Turkish citizens of Kurdish origin suffices to show that such an attribution is totally wrong
and deliberately misleading. The futile attempt to portray the legitimate fight against vicious
terrorism as a “civil war” amounts to nothing less than condoning terrorism which should be
2. (...) Furthermore, the Turkish Government has initiated a new approach regarding the issue
of the IDPs. The aim of this new concept is to enhance the activities pursued by the relevant
Turkish authorities with regard to the IDPs on a more integrated basis.
REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE ISSUE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS AND OTHER BUSINESS ENTERPRISES : ADDENDUM
A common challenge is that there is often reluctance for
The concept note for the session, which includes further background and the names of panellists, is
available from www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Business/Forum/Pages/2014ForumParallelUNled.aspx. (...) Coherence and endurance are important, as good systems and policies do not mean
things cannot go wrong, and the reasons why things go wrong are not necessarily
22. In essence, things can go wrong because companies are made up of people and
people do not always follow the rules.
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
However, in the
preceding decade a good deal of initial concept and
design work had already taken place. (...) A reasonable
estimate is that it might take around 17 years from the
initiation of detailed concept work to achieve the first
operational patrol. (...) The procurement costs involved in sustaining
our independent deterrent capability will need to
be refined as work on the concept and assessment
phases is taken forward with industry.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS, ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND CHILDREN, JOY NGOZI EZEILO : ADDENDUM
First, it made clear that the concept of trafficking in
international law does not refer only to the process by which an individual is moved into a
situation of exploitation: it extends to include the maintenance of that person in such a
situation. (...) The critical task of identifying the human rights ‘wrong’ of trafficking as well as
associated obligations and entitlements was greatly facilitated by the United Nations Office
of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Recommended Principles and Guidelines on
Human Rights and Human Trafficking (OHCHR Principles and Guidelines) released in
2002. (...) A major output
through this method of work is a set of draft basic principles on the right to an effective
remedy (2011) developed after extensive consultation with stakeholders in all regions, that
seeks to bring clarity to the concept of the right to an effective remedy and provide factors
to be taken into account when this right is applied to trafficked persons.
LEGAL ASPECTS OF AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING : NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
hese rules cover tbe nature of the document, tbe concept of an
"original", its format and detailed contents, and the application and legal
implications. (...) Errors may occur in the excbange of these messages - e.g. a message may
be delayed, or may fail to arrive or may arrive at the wrong place, or its
contents may be altered in tran.smission.
VISIT TO MONGOLIA : REPORT OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON THE SITUATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS
The Special Rapporteur feels that the concept of human rights defenders is not
sufficiently known, understood and recognized in the Mongolian society. (...) However, he believes that the amendments made
to the law on the legal status of judges, the law on the public prosecutor’s office and the
anti-corruption law constitute a wrong remedy to a real problem. He has serious concerns
that those reforms could prevent defenders from addressing or even speaking out against
human rights violations. (...) However, several interlocutors who met with the
Special Rapporteur reported that the majority of young people were not familiar with the
concept of human rights defenders and did not identify themselves as such.
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RECENT WRITINGS RELATED TO THE WORK OF UNCITRAL :NOTE / BY THE SECRETARIAT
Civil and commercial mediation and national courts: towards a
new concept of justice for the XXI Century? In General reports of the XIXth
Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law = Rapports
généraux du XIXème Congrès de l’Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé.
WORK ON HAZARD CHARACTERISTICS: NOTE BY THE SECRETARIAT
References to the risk groups of
the WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual were introduced in 1993, but after implementation
through regulatory transport instruments, the concept of risk groups was considered not to be
entirely satisfactory for transport operations and new criteria were developed under the lead of
WHO itself. (...) In the mean time, please note the following editorial comments:
In the document, (s.7 Examples of test methods, p. 36) the Canadian reference to the test
method is wrong, this should be the same as the USA method.
RECORD OF MEETING HELD ON 6 DEC. 1979
ROBINSON (Jamaica) said that economic relations between the developing and
developed countries must be restructured on a more equitable basis if there was to
be peace in the world, for many current conflicts were rooted in the perception
that there was something radically wrong with that relationship and that its
existing structure impeded the achievement of legitimate national goals. (...) His country also felt that the time had not yet come to
discuss the idea of drafting an international convention or other instrument
relating to the legal aspects of the new international economic order, since there
were profound differences between various States and groups of States with regard to
the definition of that concept. Such an undertaking would, in fact, probably be a
disservice to the on-going process of negotiations on the subject.
NOTE VERBALE DATED 2008/05/30 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PHILIPPINES ADDRESSED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
On the whole, there is a need to come up with a clearer understanding of the term
“extrajudicial killings.” The present concept of extrajudicial killings is almost
indistinguishable from common crimes.