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Últimos reportes de políticas públicas

El reporte resume las discusiones y conclusiones de la consulta regional realizada en Bogotá por URG y IUCN, con el profesor John Knox.

REPORTES ANTERIORES

Corruption: a human rights impact assessment

by Angela Barkhouse, Hugo Hoyland and Marc Limon

Corruption, especially grand corruption, has enormous implications, both direct and indirect, for the enjoyment of human rights. Corruption undermines – perhaps even violates – a wide array of economic, social…

Reform of the UN human rights petitions system

by Marc Limon (URG)

The human rights communications procedures are central to the purpose, effectiveness and credibility of the United Nations – representing the only direct link between the victims of human rights violations…

Reform of the UN human rights petitions system

by Marc Limon (URG)

The human rights communications procedures are central to the purpose, effectiveness and credibility of the United Nations – representing the only direct link between the victims of human rights violations…

Derechos Humanos y Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible – Alcanzando sinergias

Si la Agenda 2030 debe implementarse de una manera en la que realmente “no se deje a nadie atrás”, entonces los compromisos y obligaciones de derechos humanos deben ser aplicados,…

The Human Rights Council in 2017

The ‘Human Rights Council in 2017’ report provides a critique of the main events, developments, successes and failures of the Human Rights Council in 2017. The review includes:  – A quantitative…

Defensores de Derechos Humanos Ambientales: Una crisis global

by John Knox - Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas para los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente

“A menos que la comunidad internacional refuerce su apoyo y mejore su protección a los defensores de los derechos humanos ambientales (DDHA), será imposible el pleno disfrute de los derechos…

Operationalizing the Council’s ‘prevention’ mandate (Glion IV)

by the URG team

The Human Rights Council’s mandate to respond to human rights violations, including gross and systematic violations – as set down in operative paragraph 3 of GA resolution 60/251 – is…

URG Perspectivas

Is the US flirting with the Human Rights Council?

by Marc Limon, Executive Director of the Universal Rights Group, Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group

Friday 9th November 2018, New York and Geneva Events over the past week hold out the tantalizing possibility that the US, which walked away from the Human Rights Council in June, is now, if not yet fully regretting its decision, at least flirting with the Council and its mechanisms and, more importantly, flirting with the…

Anteriores perspectivas URG

Special Rapporteur calls on the UN to recognize the universal right to a healthy environment

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group

Last week, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, David R. Boyd, made a historic push at the UN General Assembly for the human right to a healthy environment to be recognised at the global level. During his landmark address at the…

‘The human rights system is not a Cassandra:’ The High Commissioner addresses the Third Committee

by Danica Damplo, Universal Rights Group

On 15 October, the newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, addressed the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, and then answered questions, concerns, and complaints from member States. The High Commissioner underlined the importance of human rights for the achievement of sustainable development and peace, and in that regard drew…

En América Latina, la sociedad civil da un recibimiento mixto a la nueva resolución de la ONU sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Venezuela

by Mariana Montoya

La semana pasada (27 de septiembre), el Consejo de Derechos Humanos (el ‘Consejo’) adoptó una serie de resoluciones que son relevantes para América Latina. [1] . Sin embargo, una decisión particular ha llamado la atención de los activistas de derechos humanos, profesionales y medios de comunicación en la región. En un mes en el que América Latina ha visto una ola de noticias…

Reporte de la sesión 39 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

by the URG team

Sumario rápido El 39º período ordinario de sesiones del Consejo de Derechos Humanos ( HRC39 ) se celebró del lunes 10 de septiembre al viernes 28 de septiembre de 2018. El 10 de septiembre, la Sra. Michelle Bachelet, presentó su primera actualización oral sobre la situación global de los derechos humanos como nueva Alta Comisionada de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos…