Saturday, September 10, 2011

UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Reports

The United Nations has a number of Special Rapporteurs who are given specific mandates to examine, monitor, advise and publicly report on human rights issues relating to a specific country or to a specific theme (for example: torture, arbitrary detention, sale of children into prostitution, disappearances, etc.).

They are independent of any government and are appointed by the UN Secretary General. They report to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

A number of recent Special Rapporteur Reports have been published in anticipation of the upcoming meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York.

They include the reports on torture, access to water, internally displaced persons, indigenous people, freedom of expression and the independence of the judiciary and lawyers.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:37 pm


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