National Human Rights Institutions

Type: Organization
Name: National Human Rights Institutions
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Promoting human rights through businesses

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has plans to venture into a new area that has previously not been explored – the convergence of business and human rights.Suhakam chairman Tan Sri Hasmy Agam said that the Commission will ... [Published thestar.com.my - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

UN panel focused on role of prevention

"Prevention of human rights violations is a matter of sound policy as well as of moral conscience", said UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri, when she opened a panel discussion at the UN Human Rights Council on the role of prevention ... [Published Noodls - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

The African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

JOINT STATEMENT ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTSOn 16 September 2014 the EU and the AU held a joint seminar in Addis Ababa on “Fostering the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights”. The seminar is an outcome of the previous ... [Published African Union - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Experts submit recommendations on rights treaty ratification

A team of experts that carried out studies on the “domestic effects of the international human rights treaty ratification in the GCC states” has suggested that “international reporting” and “institution building” are essential for building momentum to ... [Published Gulf Times - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Human rights body to sharpen its focus on India Inc

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is preparing to grapple with issues such as displacement, unhealthy environment and violation of labour laws by businesses as it seeks to sharpen its focus amid rapid industrialisation and increased ... [Published Economic Times - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 2 reports

Kazakhstan joins Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions as associate member

By ANI | ANI  –New Delhi, Sept.3 (ANI): Kazakhstan joined the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APFNHRI) as an associate member here on Wednesday.The formal acceptance of Kazakhstan as an associate member of the APFNHRI was effected ... [Published Yahoo! India - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Live! 5 states may face blackouts as coal shortage hits power supply

09:54   5 states may face blackouts as coal shortage hits power supply :NDTV reports: With an acute shortage of coal and tariff disputes with power companies in some states, India is virtually sitting on a power crisis time bomb.According to latest official ... [Published rediff.com - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

NHRC gets highest no of complaints in Asia-Pacific

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission deals with the highest number of complaints every year, way ahead of its counterparts in the Asia Pacific region. The largest among them involve human rights violations by police.On the eve of the annual ... [Published Times of India - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 2 reports

NHRC to host annual meet of rights groups

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The NHRC will Wednesday host the 19th annual general meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum (APF) of the National Human Rights Institutions that aims to promote cooperation, coordination and promotion of human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific ... [Published Chennai Online - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Qatar to Host Int’l Conference on Security and Human Rights

Under the patronage of HE Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) will host here on November 5 and 6 the first international conference on security and human ... [Published Al Defiya - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Call for Applications to the OPCAT Special Fund

Applications can be submitted by State authorities, National Preventive Mechanisms, National Human Rights Institutions and NGOs.The 2015 call is open to applications for projects undertaken in the following countries:The maximum size of the grant is of ... [Published Noodls - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

World: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions

Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: World Introduction for users This Manual aims to support and strengthen the work of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) – whether they are human rights commissions or ombudsman offices – in the promotion, ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 16 2014]

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"Direct prevention aims at prevent torture before it happens, by reducing risk factors and possible causes. It is forward-looking, long term and aims at creating an environment where torture is unlikely to occur."
...the report had been drafted following a training seminar for police and authority enforcement officials from Belgium and other countries titled "The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance: How to report on its implementation?" The Report submitted to the Committee was the result of close collaboration with various public entities, many of which were represented in the delegation...
"NHRC would emphasis on state's duty to protect and ensure that those who are victimised have access to remedies" the report adds. NHRC receives many complaints every year which show government officials often fail in their duty to protect people's rights
"The invaluable experience and knowledge of our colleagues in the region and possibilities for the exchange of ideas and best practices will all be directed towards promoting the human rights movement in our country" he added

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Promoting human rights through businesses [Published thestar.com.my - Sep 21 2014]
UN panel focused on role of prevention [Published Noodls - Sep 19 2014]
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS PANEL DISCUSSION ON ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - Sep 18 2014]
The African Regional Forum on Business and Huma... [Published African Union - Sep 18 2014]
COMMITTEE ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES EXAMINES R... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - Sep 16 2014]
Experts submit recommendations on rights treaty... [Published Gulf Times - Sep 14 2014]
West Africa: A call for appointment of ECOWAS s... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Human rights body to sharpen its focus on India... [Published Economic Times - Sep 03 2014]
Kazakhstan joins Asia Pacific Forum of National... [Published Yahoo! India - Sep 03 2014]
Kazakhstan joins Asia Pacific Forum of National... [Published Ani News - Sep 03 2014]
Live! 5 states may face blackouts as coal short... [Published rediff.com - Sep 03 2014]
NHRC gets highest no of complaints in Asia-Pacific [Published Times of India - Sep 03 2014]
NHRC to host annual meet of rights groups [Published Chennai Online - Sep 02 2014]
NHRC to host AGM of APF tomorrow [Published Business Standard India - Sep 02 2014]
West Africa: A Call for Appointment of ECOWAS S... [Published AllAfrica.com - Sep 01 2014]
The government's problem with women [Published Daily Life - Aug 25 2014]
Qatar to Host Int’l Conference on Security and ... [Published Al Defiya - Aug 21 2014]
Call for Applications to the OPCAT Special Fund [Published Noodls - Aug 20 2014]
World: The United Nations Declaration on the Ri... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 16 2014]
UN Global Compact Bulletin (July 2014) [Published theCSRfeed - Jul 10 2014]
Haiti: Bi-Annual Report on Human Rights in Hait... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 30 2014]
World: Integrating Gender into Oversight of the... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 05 2014]
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World: The United Nations Declaration on the Ri... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 16 2014]
Source: UN Human Rights CouncilCountry: World Introduction for users This Manual aims to support and strengthen the work of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) – whether they are human rights commissions or ombudsman offices – in the promotion, ...
UN Global Compact Bulletin (July 2014) [Published theCSRfeed - Jul 10 2014]
SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact SUMMARY: The  UN Global Compact Bulletin  is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication ...
Haiti: Bi-Annual Report on Human Rights in Hait... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jun 30 2014]
Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Stabilization Mission in HaitiCountry: Haiti This report, prepared by the Human Rights Section of MINUSTAH / High Commissioner for Human Rights (HRS), presents and analyses key elements ...
World: Integrating Gender into Oversight of the... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - May 05 2014]
Source: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed ForcesCountry: World Introduction Ombuds institutions and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) can be important actors in holding ...
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