ERI Activity in 49th Session of UN Human Rights Council

The ongoing crisis in the Ukraine caused a re-scheduling of the agenda of the 49th Human Rights Council Session. As a result, at the time of circulating this newsletter, this has meant that an additional number of ERI planned statements have yet to be delivered. It is expected they will be made in the coming days and will be reported on in the April newsletter.

Video links to the statements that have been delivered can be found below. (click on the highlighted link to view the statement).

ERI statement delivered by Br Kevin Mullan on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya, and a joint statement of ERI partners given by Frederick Pembroke from the Justice Desk in South Africa, during the discussion of the report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

ERI delivered a statement read by Naazneen Kola from the Justice Desk during the interactive dialogue UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children regarding the situation in South Africa.

Several statements were delivered with partners during the General Debate. These included statements on the participation of children Consultative Councils in Peru by Paola Miranda, (ERI Peru); on the environment by Frederick Pembroke on behalf of Kevin Cawley (ERI NY); on Migrants and Refugees in the UK by Tom Murray (ERI), and on the right to housing in Northern Ireland by Cormac McArt as part of the discussion with the Special Rapporteur on Housing.

ERI also supported a Statement delivered by a partner organisation OIDEL during the discussion with the Special Rapporteur on Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children and co-signed the statement delivered by another of our partners APGXXIII regarding the situation in Ukraine.d will be reported on in the April newsletter.

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