62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

Written Statements

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

1. Caste-based Discrimination in India | [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/

2. State-sponsored discrimination of indigenous communities in India | [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/

Item 10: Economic, social and cultural rights

3. Starvation and government neglect in India [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/187

4. Persistent denial of hunger in the Philippines ignores reality[Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/188

Item 11: Civil and political rights

11(a) Torture and detention

5. Torture in Bangladesh [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/191 [ PDF Format]

6. Violent repression of demonstrators in the Republic of Korea [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/189 [PDF Format]

7. Widespread arbitrary detention and systematic torture continue PDF Formatunabated in Nepal [Word Format| Deutsch E/CN.4/2006/NGO/192 [PDF Format]

8. Government of the Philippines must criminalise torture without delay [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/75 [PDF Format]

9. Flagrant contempt for international recommendations perpetuates torture in Sri Lanka [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/193  [PDF Format]

10. Continued growth of torture and impunity in Thailand [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/60 [PDF Format]

11 (b) Disappearances and summary executions

11. Mass abductions and killing spree continue unabated in Nepal [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/194 [PDF Format]

12. Government of the Philippines must act against extrajudicial killings of activists [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/62 [PDF Format]

13. Disappearance of a prominent human rights lawyer and further challenges for Thailand [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/61 [PDF Format]

11 (c) Freedom of expression

14. Criminal defamation and continued growing restrictions to freedom of expression in Thailand [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/63  [PDF Format]

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

15. Arbitrary killings and arrests, corruption and fear in Bangladesh [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/196 [PDF Format]

16. The disintegrating social and legal fabric of Cambodia E/CN.4/2006/NGO/197  [PDF Format]

17. Law made a mockery through delayed justice in India [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/195  [PDF Format

18. Indonesia‘s ineffective and deficient legal system [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/66 [PDF Format]

19. An injustice system and un-rule of law in Myanmar [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/198  [PDF Format]

20. Prospects for witness protection in Thailand [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/67  [PDF Format]

21. Rule of law or rule of lords in Thailand? [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/65  [PDF Format]

22. Forensic science under threat in Thailand and its implications for human rights [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/64

11 (e) Religious intolerance  

23. Religious intolerance in Bangladesh [Word Format] E/CN.4/2006/NGO/68  [PDF Format]

24. Religious intolerance in India [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/69  [PDF Format]

25. Religious intolerance in Indonesia [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/70 [PDF Format]

14 Specific groups and individuals: 

14 (a) Migrant workers 

26. Crackdown on migrant workers in the Republic of Korea [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/199  [PDF Format]

27. Continued injustices suffered by migrant workers in Thailand [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/71 [PDF Format]

17 Promotion and protection of human rights:  

17 (a) Status of International Covenants on Human Rights 

28. Article 2 of the ICCPR and the Constitution of Thailand [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/72  [PDF Format]

29. Sri Lanka fails to implement recommendations of the Human Rights Committee under ICCPR and its Optional Protocol  [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/__

17 (b) Human rights defenders  

30. Farcical and illegal criminal charges and trials of human rights defenders in Cambodia [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/200  [PDF Format]

31. Trial of human rights defender exposes absence of justice and law in Indonesia [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/73  [PDF Format]

32. Attacks on human rights defenders and an injustice system in Myanmar [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/__

33. Growing attacks on human rights defenders in Nepal [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/201  [PDF Format]

34. Persistent and unrestrained attacks on human rights defenders and social activists in Thailand [Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/74  [PDF Format]

18 Effective functioning of human rights mechanisms: 

18 (b) National institutions and regional arrangements 

35.Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka struggling against inadequate resources, attack on premises and imminent expiry of its commissioners’ terms of office[Word Format]  E/CN.4/2006/NGO/202 [PDF Format]

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