Written Statements – 60th Session of the CHR

Written Statements – 

Item 6: Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination

  1. Caste-based Discrimination in Nepal [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/26] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  2. State-sponsored discrimination against indigenous communities in India [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/25] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

Item 10 : Economic, social and cultural rights

  1. Reunion of Kashmiri families [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/28] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  2. Food scarcity in Myanmar [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/29] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  3. Denial of rights to land and livelihood in India [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/27] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

Item 11 : Civil and political rights

11(a) Torture and detention

  1. Deaths in custody in Malaysia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/30] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  2. The undermining of the absolute prohibition on torture [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/31] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  3. Indefinite solitary confinement in the Republic of Korea [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/32] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  4. Towards a Torture free Asia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/33] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  5. Custodial deaths and torture in India [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/34] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  6. Indonesia’s law on torture is fundamentally flawed [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/35] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  7. The need for a witness and torture victim protection scheme in Sri Lanka [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/36] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

11 (b) Disappearances and summary executions

  1. Time for the United Nations to act on the 1965-66 massacre in Indonesia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/37] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  2. Myanmar: Massacre at Depayin [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/38] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  3. Enforced or involuntary disappearances in Sri Lanka [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/39] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  4. India: Genocide in Gujarat [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/40] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  5. Extra-judicial killings of migrant workers and impunity in Thailand [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/41] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

11 (c) Freedom of expression

  1. Freedom of expression in Asia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/42] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

11 (d) Independence of the judiciary, administration of justice, impunity

  1. Pakistan: Critique of the rule of law and policing system [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/43] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  2. International mechanisms must be strengthened to address endemic impunity in Asia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/44] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  3. The ramifications of the Report of the Committee on Reforms of the Criminal Justice System in India (Malimath Committee Report) [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/45] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  4. Nepal: Acts of violence and impunity by armed forces [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/46] [Link to UNHCHR Site]
  5. The role of the National Police Commission of Sri Lanka in establishing an effective complaint procedure against police [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/47] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

11 (e) Religious intolerance

  1. Religious intolerance in South Asia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/48] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

11 (f) States of emergency

  1. National security laws in Asia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/49] [Link to the UNHCHR Site]

12 Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective: (a) Violence against women

  1. Violence against Dalit women in India and Nepal [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/50] [Link to the UNHCHR site]
  2. ‘Honour killing’ in Pakistan [Word Format][E/CN.4/2004/NGO/21] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

14 Specific groups and individuals:

14 (a) Migrant workers

  1. Abuses of migrant workers in Thailand [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/22] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

14 (c) Mass exoduses and displaced persons

  1. Forced repatriation of asylum seekers from Malaysia [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/23] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

18 Effective functioning of human rights mechanisms: (b) National institutions and regional arrangement

  1. National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka in serious need of reform [Word Format] [E/CN.4/2004/NGO/24] [Link to UNHCHR Site]

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