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On 18 June 2009, the UN Human Rights Council approved five candidates for special procedure mandates, including new Special Rapporteurs on the independence of judges and lawyers and on violence against women.
18 juin 2009: Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a procédé ce matin à la nomination de deux Rapporteurs spéciaux et de trois membres de Groupes de travail.
Examen des progrès et évaluation de la mise en oeuvre de la Déclaration et du Programme d’action de Durban par toutes les parties prenantes aux niveaux national, régional et international.
Delegates to the Durban Review Conference in Geneva adopted a final Outcome Document on 21 April. After a less than perfect process, characterised by polarisation and withdrawals, the Outcome Document was adopted without any changes or amendments.
Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands have all joined the US and Israel in announcing their withdrawal from the Geneva conference.
By a vote of 69 to 54 the United Nations General Assembly has repudiated and expressed “deep concern” for Iran’s human rights record.
"The Special Rapporteur added that violations are perpetrated not just by individuals or groups but also by States themselves. "
Une mise à jour sur la réforme des Nations Unies et la campagne de la société civile en faveur d’une réforme et d’un renforcement de l’architecture de l’égalité des sexes des Nations Unies.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Patricia O'Brien of Ireland as the new United Nations legal chief, making her the first woman in the Organization's history to hold that post.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war.
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