National Human Rights Institutions

Type: Organization
Name: National Human Rights Institutions
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Protecting rights of older people in our region

Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, participated in the Workshop on the Social Integration and the Rights of Older Persons in the Asia-Pacific Region held in Bangkok, Thailand.Jointly organised by the United Nations Economic and ... [Published Noodls - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Cabinet for full freedom to human rights body

Dr. Ali bin Smaikh al- Marri: Qatar’s membership of the Human Rights Council reflects the UN’s confidence in efforts made by Qatar on human rights.DohaThe Cabinet yesterday approved a draft law that gave the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) ... [Published Gulf Times - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Regional dialogue pushes for rights-based reform of the agribusiness sector in Southeast Asia

News Date: 20th October 2014National Human Rights Commissions of ASEAN countries and concerned civil society organisations from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Lao PDR will congregate for a 3 day conference to assess ... [Published Business Ghana - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Sogi's story: Being gay inAfrica

Mon 20th Oct, 2014in Local NewsAn Australian-produced cartoon aims to bring hope to gay and lesbian people in Africa facing discrimination and violence for being who they are.This is Sogi’s Story , but it’s many other people’s stories too.As much of the ... [Published Same Same - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

International Day of the Girl Child 2014 – statement by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

Speaking ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2014, Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma today said: “Every Commonwealth citizen can and should contribute to a world that is safe from violence against girls. Our 53 governments ... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Nepal: Review of the legislative framework and jurisprudence concerning the right to adequate food in Nepal

Source: Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: Nepal Author: Raju Prasad Chapagai Right to Food Assessment, 2014. The Review of the legislative framework and jurisprudence concerning the right to adequate food in Nepal discusses overarching ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Afghanistan: ACBAR Newsletter September-2014

Source: Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan ReliefCountry: Afghanistan Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan: Governance This paper is one of a series highlighting civil society actors’ concerns in the lead up to the 2014 London ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Zimbabwean commission getting ready to handle complaints

The commissioners of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) were appointed in 2010 but only this year has the ZHRC been given the funds from the Zimbabwean state able to hire a secretariat, thus making the ZHRC operational.With financial support ... [Published Danish Institue for Human Rights - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

No one left to speak for me

The threatening climate for human rights defenders in recent months should be raising alarm bells. Increasing violence is being used by law enforcement agencies, student activists, and members of political parties to deter citizens’ protests; human rights ... [Published Dhaka Tribune - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Protect HRCM from prosecution: APF

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) sent a letter to Maldivian President Adulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Tuesday, asking that the government protect Human Rights Commission of Maldives (HRCM) from reprisals, and promote and maintain ... [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

SOGI's Story

LGBTI people in Africa are frequently subjected to extreme violence and discrimination, based purely on their sexual orientation and identity. Today, the Australian Human Rights Commission will launch an educational resource pack which has been developed ... [Published Noodls - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

UN to review Sri Lanka on Oct 7 and 8

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Human Rights Committee, which monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ... [Published Lankapuvath - Sep 30 2014]

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"The background to this workshop", said Commissioner Ryan, "was a regional meeting of Asia-Pacific National Human Rights Institutions in early 2014. Our meeting reinforced the urgency of addressing the human rights issues of older people in the region and highlighted a real need to take practical steps towards a new Convention on the Rights of Older Persons"
...to QNA , Dr al- Marri said the winning reflected the confidence of the international organisation and the international community in Qatar "and its sincere efforts to promote, protect and"
This work was undertaken under the global project entitled "Integrating the Right to Adequate Food and Good Governance in National Policies, Legislation and Institutions” (GCP/GLO/324/NOR Right to Food at Country Level) run by the FAO Right to Food Team, in collaboration with the Development Law Service and the Office in Nepal of FAO. The project aims to address country challenges by promoting human rights-based approach in efforts to achieve food security at all levels, in legislation, policy and programme design and formulation, decision and implementation. By producing this analysis, FAO aims to assist the Government of Nepal, the Constituent Assembly, the Judiciary, the National Human Rights Institutions, and civil society organizations in their initiatives towards advancing the human right to adequate food. "
She looked at two cases which illustrated "a fascinating struggle between the Government on the one hand, with Parliament, and the high court of Australia on the other”."

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Protecting rights of older people in our region [Published Noodls - 19 hours ago]
Cabinet for full freedom to human rights body [Published Gulf Times - Oct 22 2014]
Regional dialogue pushes for rights-based refor... [Published Business Ghana - Oct 20 2014]
Sogi's story: Being gay inAfrica [Published Same Same - Oct 20 2014]
International Day of the Girl Child 2014 – stat... [Published Commonwealth Secretariat - Oct 10 2014]
Nepal: Review of the legislative framework and ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 09 2014]
Afghanistan: ACBAR Newsletter September-2014 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 09 2014]
Zimbabwean commission getting ready to handle c... [Published Danish Institue for Human Rights - Oct 06 2014]
No one left to speak for me [Published Dhaka Tribune - Oct 03 2014]
Protect HRCM from prosecution: APF [Published Haveeru Daily Online - Oct 01 2014]
SOGI’S STORY TAKES GROUND-BREAKING APPROACH TO ... [Published PRWire - Oct 01 2014]
SOGI's Story [Published Noodls - Sep 30 2014]
UN to review Sri Lanka on Oct 7 and 8 [Published Lankapuvath - Sep 30 2014]
Triggs Warns on Rule of Law [Published Pro Bono Australia - Sep 30 2014]
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]
NHRC gets highest no of complaints in Asia-Pacific [Published Times of India - Sep 03 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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Nepal: Review of the legislative framework and ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 09 2014]
Source: Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: Nepal Author: Raju Prasad Chapagai Right to Food Assessment, 2014. The Review of the legislative framework and jurisprudence concerning the right to adequate food in Nepal discusses overarching ...
Afghanistan: ACBAR Newsletter September-2014 [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 09 2014]
Source: Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan ReliefCountry: Afghanistan Transforming Development Beyond Transition in Afghanistan: Governance This paper is one of a series highlighting civil society actors’ concerns in the lead up to the 2014 London ...
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 ...
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