IFOR at HRC 34: Colombia, Turkey, Eritrea & Western Sahara


In March of 2017 IFOR's representatives in Geneva engaged two important UN Human Rights bodies: the Human Rights Council (34th session) and the Human Rights Committee (119th session).

During the Human Rights Council session, IFOR delivered seven oral statements addressing the following concerns of IFOR members: 

  • Situation of human rights in Colombia:  the militarisation of the country and the right to conscientious objection (Agenda Item 2: Country reports of the High Commissioner for human rights):  Read the full statement by clicking here.
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  • Child soldiers: Conscription of young men when they are still aged 17 (Agenda Item 3: Promotion and protection of all human rights ); Read the full statement by clicking here.
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  • Situation of human rights in Turkey: continuous cases of torture, specially against the Kurdish minority (Agenda Item 3: Cluster interactive dialogue with special rapporteur on torture); Read the full statement by clicking here.
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  • Situation of Human rights in Eritrea: gross violations and the military service as slave labor (Agenda Item 3: Interactive dialogue with special rapporteur on Eritrea); Read the full statement by clicking here.
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  • The Human rights of Saharawi people (Agenda Item 4: Human rights situation that require the Council’s attention) Read the full statement by clicking here.
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  • Transnational companies cooperation with Moroccan authorities and the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people (Agenda Item 5 Human rights bodies and mechanisms);  Read the full statement by clicking here.
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  • The right to self-determination of Saharawi People (Agenda item 8: Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action).

IFOR held a side event to inform delegations on the human rights situation in Turkey and IFOR representatives followed with deep concern all the meetings related to the situation of Human Rights in South Sudan.

 

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