Oral declaration : Item 10: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral report on Ukraine

Oral declaration : Item 10: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s oral report on Ukraine

At the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, CAP Liberté de Conscience and Human Rights Without Frontiers will raise the alarming issue of approximately 20,000 Ukrainian children who have been forcibly transferred from occupied Ukrainian territories to Russia. Despite the efforts of NGOs and the mediation of Qatar, which have led to the rescue and reunification of only a few hundred children with their families in Ukraine, the scale of this crime against humanity remains staggering.

HRC 55 UPR Outcome of Germany Urgent Appeal to Germany  Stop the Deportation of Ahmadi Asylum Seekers Immediately

HRC 55 UPR Outcome of Germany Urgent Appeal to Germany Stop the Deportation of Ahmadi Asylum Seekers Immediately

The Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience (CAP LC) has issued an urgent appeal to the German government during the 55th session of the Human Rights Council, urging an immediate halt to the deportation of Ahmadi asylum seekers to Pakistan. This call for action was made following the review of Germany’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcome on 22 March 2024.

HRC 55 Written Statement : Stigmatization and Hate Crimes Against Religious Minorities in Europe

HRC 55 Written Statement : Stigmatization and Hate Crimes Against Religious Minorities in Europe

This statement from the NGO CAP Liberté de Conscience raises concerns about stigmatization, intolerance and hate speech towards religious minorities in Europe, often labeled pejoratively as “cults” or “sects”. It argues this phenomenon is fueled by anti-cult movements, sensationalist media coverage, and government bodies like France’s Miviludes that work with anti-cult associations.

UN Commission of Inquiry Reveals Grave Human Rights Violations in Ukraine, Highlights Kidnapping of Children by Russian Forces

UN Commission of Inquiry Reveals Grave Human Rights Violations in Ukraine, Highlights Kidnapping of Children by Russian Forces

The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, established by the United Nations Human Rights Council, has released a comprehensive report detailing the extensive human rights violations and war crimes committed by Russian authorities during the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The report sheds light on the widespread use of torture, wilful killings, sexual violence, and the alarming issue of children being kidnapped and transferred from Ukraine to Russia.

UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman Sheds Light on Human Rights Concerns in Iran

UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman Sheds Light on Human Rights Concerns in Iran

In a recent statement, Javaid Rehman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has brought attention to the ongoing human rights issues in the country. Rehman’s work focuses on investigating and reporting on the state of human rights in Iran, and his latest findings paint a concerning picture.

HRC 55 Written Statement : Racial and Ethnic-based violence and discrimination against Ethiopia’s Amhara

HRC 55 Written Statement : Racial and Ethnic-based violence and discrimination against Ethiopia’s Amhara

CAP LC’s statement highlights the longstanding issue of marginalization and conflict experienced by various ethnic groups in Ethiopia, with a particular focus on the recent alleged massacre of civilians in the Amhara region. The organization reports on the Ethiopian government’s use of drone strikes in the region following the declaration of a state of emergency in August 2023, resulting in numerous civilian casualties.

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