UNPO Co-Hosts Panel Discussion At Forum On Minority Issues

UNPO, 7 December 2011

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UNPO — The Forum on Minority Issues, an annual event organized by the United Nations under the guidance of the UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues, is one of the few opportunities for minority representatives to speak openly at the UN-level about the challenges they face.

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4th International March for Freedom of Oppressed People and Minorities

 

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UN Human Rights Committee Raises Concern over the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Its Review of Kazakhstan

Human Rights in China (HRIC), 29 July 2011

In concluding observations and recommendations released today, a United Nations expert body noted with concern that Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member state Kazakhstan “may be willing to rely” on diplomatic assurances provided within the SCO framework “to return foreign nationals to countries where torture and serious human rights violations might occur.” Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes these expert conclusions in light of Kazakhstan’s practice of returning Uyghur asylum seekers to fellow SCO member state China – most recently Ershidin Israil – and of returning asylum seekers and refugees to other SCO member states as well, including the return in June of 28 Uzbek refugees to Uzbekistan.

The United Nations Human Rights Committee included this concern in its Concluding Observations on the Initial report of Kazakhstan, regarding the government’s implementation of the human rights obligations enshrined in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR or “Covenant”), which Kazakhstan ratified in 2006. The Committee further expressed its concern that “individuals, particularly Uzbek and Chinese nationals, who might have valid claims for asylum or refugee status have no protection under the principle of non-refoulement . . . .” It recommended that Kazakhstan “monitor the treatment of such persons after their return and take appropriate action when [diplomatic] assurances are not fulfilled. Furthermore, [Kazakhstan] should fully comply with the principle of non-refoulement and ensure that all persons in need of international protection receive appropriate and fair treatment at all stages in compliance with the Covenant.”

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4th International March for Freedom

4th INTERNATIONAL MARCH FOR FREEDOM OF OPPRESSED PEOPLES AND MINORITIES
BERLIN, PARIS, ROME
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER 2011, 3 p.m.

The Liberal Culture Association SOCIETA’ LIBERA, independent and non partisan, has organized for a long time events aiming at safeguarding the principle of Freedom, considered  both as an individual right as well as the right for the self-determination of Peoples.

Società Libera, being consistent with its own conception of Liberalism, which acknowledges a supremacy and a central role to the Person and to his natural rights, has been promoting for three years the International March for Freedom in Rome. This is a silent demonstration that aims to rally public opinion in defence of the freedom of Burmese, Iranian, Tibetan and Uyghur Peoples, and to give a wider visibility to whoever is fighting for freedom in the world.

Considering the worsening  condition of human rights in the world, it is not enough to show a general solidarity or to demonstrate separately  for single situations.

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3rd Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy

 

March 15, 2011 in the Centre International de Conférence de Genève

www.genevasummit.org

SUDAN: THE POST REFERENDUM FUTURE

ZIMBABWE: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST BRUTALITY

UGANDA: COUNTERING THE ASSAULT ON LGBT

CHINA: WHY NOBEL LAUREATE LIU XIAOBO IS BEHIND BARS

IRAN: COMBATING CRUELTY, FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE

TURKMENISTAN: FACING DEATH TO PROMOTE DEMOCRACY

NORTH KOREA: SURVIVING THE GULAG

POLITICAL PRISONNERS IN CUBA

REVOLUTION IN EGYPT: THE FREEDOM GENERATION

THE STATE OF INTERNET FREEDOM: CYBER-DISSIDENTS SPEAK

Want to stand with human rights victims in urgent need?
Want to meet men and women of courage, who risked it all for freedom?
Join us for this historic gathering

Honorary Chair: Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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UNPO Delegation Makes Impact At UN Forum

UNPO, 22 December 2010

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UNPO — Two UNPO staff members led a delegation of over 20 representatives of 11 minority groups to participate in the Forum, which took place over the course of three days at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Represented groups included Assyria, the Ahwazi Arabs, Balochistan, the Degar Montagnards, East Turkestan, the Khmer Krom, the Iranian Kurds, the Mon, the Ogaden, the Oromo, and West Balochistan.

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UNPO And MRG Host Conference At The United Nations Forum On Minority Issues

UNPO, 14 December 2010

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UNPO — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization joined forces with Minority Rights Group International Tuesday to bring attention to widespread violations of minority rights through natural resource development projects.

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UNPO Joins Latest Call To Free Liu Xiaobo

UNPO, 10 December  2010

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UNPO — Today, we, a group of ten non-governmental organizations – Students for a Free Tibet, Human Rights in China, Amnesty International, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, International Campaign for Tibet, International Federation for Human Rights, Tibetan Youth Congress of New York & New Jersey, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, and the Uyghur American Association – congratulate the independent Chinese intellectual, scholar, and activist Liu Xiaobo for being awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and call on the Chinese government to release Liu from prison unconditionally.

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