Activities

Mar 04, 2008

UNPO Support Petition to Appoint UN Rapporteur on Mapuche Human Rights

UNPO Supports the Petition to appoint a United Nations special Rapporteur on Mapuche Human Rights that was written by Reynaldo Mariqueo special envoy to the European Union. Although democracy has returned to Chile, the Mapuche people remain the subject of human rights violations.

Mar 04, 2008

UNPO Support Petition to Appoint UN Rapporteur...

UNPO Supports the Petition to appoint a United Nations special Rapporteur on Mapuche Human Rights that was written by Reynaldo Mariqueo special envoy to the European Union. Although democracy has returned...

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Feb 26, 2008

UNPO UPR Statement: Redress Injustices Against...

The restitution of land, representation within the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and recognition as a distinct indigenous group continue to be dreams for Crimean Tatars living in Ukraine in the twenty-first...

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Feb 18, 2008

UNPO UPR Statement: Protect Sindhis From State...

Successive military regimes in Pakistan have undermined the provincial autonomy once enjoyed by the Sindh province since it elected to enter a federal Pakistan in 1940. Decades later, and with those promises...

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Feb 14, 2008

Urgent Appeal to Halt Baloch Execution

Time is rapidly running out to save the life of Yaqub Mehrnehaad from execution by the Iranian authorities. A committed civil rights activist, Mr Mehrnehaad was arrested in Spring 2007 and convicted in...

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Feb 12, 2008

UNPO Comments On The State of Minorities in Romania...

The ethnic Hungarians in Romania have been the subject of a UNPO submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) as part of the latter’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) into the prevailing...

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Jan 11, 2008

HRC Establishes New Subsidiary Body

The Human Rights Council has established a new subsidiary body designed to focus on the issues facing indigenous groups and provide expertise to advise and inform the Council.

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Dec 17, 2007

HRC Sixth Session Finishes

The sixth session of the UN Human Rights Council has been wrapped up in Geneva, with the Council adopting resolutions on Burma and Myanmar, calling for greater attention to be paid in these areas.

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Dec 13, 2007

UN Rapporteur Calls for Implementation

In his latest report, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mr. Stavenhagen, commended the policy changes in favor of indigenous peoples in South-East Asia, but regretted the lack...

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