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On 15 March 2006 the UN General Assembly voted to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights with the UN Human Rights Council

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10 February 2020

Peru: UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders calls Govt. to protect indigenous peoples from criminalization including by agribusiness

Author: Forest peoples

“UN expert to Peru: guarantee indigenous peoples’ rights, title their lands and end criminalisation to protect Human Rights Defenders” – 7 February 2020...

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9 February 2020
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Author: El País

“Naciones Unidas condena la persecución judicial contra los defensores de derechos en Perú” – 4 de febrero de 2020...

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5 February 2020
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Del 21 de enero al 3 de febrero, el Relator Especial de la ONU sobre defensores de derechos humanos de la ONU realizó una visita oficial al Perú, por invitación del gobierno de ese país.  Además de visitar la capital, el Relator entrevistó a personas...

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31 January 2020

OHCHR call for submissions on using mercenaries for violating human rights (deadline 17 March 2020)

Author: UN Human Rights

The Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the rights of peoples to self-determination is mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC/RES/42/9) to monitor the use of...

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27 January 2020
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Author: Pro & Contra (Perú)

“Federaciones indígenas denuncian ante relator de defensores de la ONU criminalización de comuneros y comuneras por parte de Petroperú y Pluspetrol” – 28 de enero de 2020...

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22 October 2019

Day 5 of UN Treaty negotiations: Debate over draft text concludes followed by discussion over practicalities for future Session VI

Author: ECCJ, Belgium

The 5th and final day of the Fifth Session of the Treaty negotiations begun with discussions of the final draft provisions, including “Implementation” (Article 14); “Relations with Protocols” (Article 15); “Settlement of Disputes” - either between...

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21 October 2019
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Author: Grupo Intergubernamental de la ONU sobre Tratado vinculante propuesto

[Traducción no oficial del Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, CIEDH de la versión disponible en inglés aqui]...

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18 October 2019

Day 4 of UN Treaty negotiations: Cross-border cooperation, ISDS, and institutional arrangements

Author: ECCJ, Belgium

The fourth day of UN Treaty negotiations kicked off with a discussion on Article 10 on “Mutual Legal Assistance”, whose provisions are designed to facilitate efficient resolution of cross-border cases between states......

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17 October 2019

Day 3: The 'Heart of the Treaty' coming to life as operative provisions begin to take shape, albeit at a snail's pace

Author: ECCJ (Belgium)

The day started with the Chairperson-Rapporteur introducing the new and revised provisions as having undergone significant revision since the last draft......

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16 October 2019

Day 2 of UN Treaty negotiations: Participation remains high, with discussions focusing on Rights of Victims and Prevention (human rights due diligence)

Author: ECCJ, Belgium

Day 2 of the negotiations of the Open-ended Inter-governmental Working Group (OEIGWG) for the elaboration of an International Legally Binding Instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to human rights began on...

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