Participation in General Assembly of the OAS – Inter-American Forum of Afro-descendants in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

Participation in General Assembly of the OAS – Inter-American Forum of Afro-descendants in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic, English, OAS, Regional
The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights held the Inter-American Forum on Afro-descendants on Friday, June 10, 2016, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in conjunction with the Jacques Viau Network and DominicanosxDerecho. This annual civil society event, planned to coincide with the Organization of American States’ (OAS) General Assembly, this year brought together over ninety Afro-descendant and LGBTI activists from Latin America and the Caribbean. The main objectives of the Forum were to promote the effective participation of Afro-descendant and LGBTI organizations in the General Assembly and broaden their advocacy opportunities before the OAS, and make more visible the rampant discrimination suffered by Afro-Dominicans and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic. To this end, the morning sessions of the Forum focused generally on the situation of…
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Mandate Holders Present Thematic Reports at the Human Rights Council

Mandate Holders Present Thematic Reports at the Human Rights Council

English, Regional, UN
Geneva, Switzerland. June, 24th.  Over the last two weeks, the Human Rights Council has been holding its 32nd session, and in the past few days, several of the UN Special Procedures Mandate Holders have presented their thematic reports during interactive dialogues where all States, National Human Rights Institutions and NGOs can comment, ask questions, make suggestions and even sometimes complaints. Four of those thematic reports are of our immediate concern. The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights congratulates the experts and their staff for their very comprehensive reports, which touch upon current challenges to protect and preserve human rights across the world. The first report that concern us, was the shared by Mr. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of…
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