ERI Participation in 55th UN Human Rights Council Session

Statement read by Michelle Rapier on the outcome of the UPR of Canada

ERI delivered several statements during the recent session of the UN Human Rights Council.
The statements made include:-

– a joint statement with PRATYeK highlighting the issue of housing in India. The statement was part of the agenda in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing

– a statement on the human rights situation in Myanmar delivered by Br Brian Bond on behalf of a number of partners who fear reprisals if they are identified in speaking out. The statement was delivered as part of the discussion of the High Commissioners report on on the human rights situation in Myanmar.

– a video statement on the rights of persons with disability in Kenya delivered by Rofina Ushago as part of the Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disability.

– two joint video statements as part of the discussion of the report of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Violence against Children. One delivered by Steve Rocha of PRATYeK in India and the other by Kachi Adindu of Vivat International on behalf of the Presentation Brothers in Ghana

– statements delivered under Agenda item 3, General Debate by Tino D’Abreu on child safety and cyber-bullying in Peruand by Fabian Kachi Adindu of VIVAT International on the engagement of young people with climate change and environmental protection.

– a second statement on Myanmar delivered by Brian Bond in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur.

– a series of statements delivered under Agenda item 4, General Debate including a statement read by Ann Nichols of Edmund Rice England on the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK, a statement delivered by by Tino D’Abreu on freedom of religion in India, a statement read by Elmer Hurtado of Edmund Rice Latin America on access to education by people with disability in Peru and a joint statement with Franciscans International read by Eunan McMullan on the human rights situation in the UK.

– a joint statement with IIMA/VIDES on the UPR Outcome of Canada prepared and read by Michelle Rapier from Vancouver College, a recent participant in the ERI Geneva training.

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