28.06.2013

23. reglubundni fundur Mannréttindaráðs Sameinuðu þjóðanna

Mannréttindaráð Sameinuðu þjóðanna fundaði 27. maí til 14. júní sl.

Réttindi kvenna voru ofarlega á baugi á þessum 23. fundi og var heill dagur helgaður umræðum um mannréttindi kvenna með sérstaka áherslu á aðgerðir gegn ofbeldi gegn konum. Mannréttindaástandið í Sýrlandi fékk mikla og verðskuldaða athygli á fundinum og voru tvær ályktanir samþykktar þar að lútandi. Annars vegar vegna nýafstaðinna fjöldamorða í borginni Al Qusayr og hins vegar almennt um ástandið í landinu með hvatningu til stjórnvalda og stríðandi fylkinga að láta af öllu ofbeldi og virða alþjóða mannúðar- og mannréttindalög. Tók Ísland undir tvær ræður um ástandið í Sýrlandi, sú fyrri flutt af ESB þegar áríðandi umræða átti sér stað og sú seinni var flutt af fastafulltrúa Danmerkur fyrir hönd Norðurlandanna.

Martin Eyjólfsson, fastafulltrúi Íslands flutti ávarp í upphafi fundarins þar sem hann fór yfir helstu áherslur Íslands í mannréttindamálum og lagði út frá skýrslu Mannréttindafulltrúa SÞ sem var til umfjöllunar. (Ræðuna má finna hér). Undir umfjöllun um mannréttindi kvenna og aðgerðir gegn ofbeldi gegn konum flutti fulltrúi Íslands ávarp þar sem sérstaklega var kallað eftir aðgerðum til að stemma stigu við mismunun og ofbeldi gegn konum á grunni kynhneigðar og/eða kynvitundar. (Ræðuna má finna hér). Loks flutti fulltrúi Íslands ávarp um mannréttindaástand á hernumdu svæðunum í Palestínu. (Ræðuna má finna hér). Þá tók Ísland þátt í sameiginlegri yfirlýsingu Norðurlandanna á árlegum degi tileinkuðum mannréttindum kvenna en sú ræða beindist að kyn- og frjósemisréttindum kvenna. Loks tók Ísland undir ávarp sem fulltrúi Brasilíu flutti fyrri hönd margra ríkja um aðgerðir gegn ofbeldi gegn konum og nauðsyn þess að ráðast að rótum þess, tryggja kyn- og frjósemisheilbrigði og –réttindi og koma í veg fyrir heimilisofbeldi.

Hér að neðan má finna yfirlit yfir þær ályktanir sem Ísland studdi á 23. fundi mannréttindaráðsins og þær ræður sem Ísland flutti eða var meðflutningsaðili að.

 

 

Resolution title

 

Main sponor/s

Text

Description

The deteriorating situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic, and the recent killings in Al-Qusayr

Qatar, Turkey, US

A/HRC/23/L.1

Resolution on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic condemning the recent killings in Al Qusayr

Independence of the judiciary

Australia, Botswana, Hungary, Mexico, Thailand

A/HRC/23/L.9

Resolution on the independence of judges and lawyers

Trafficking in persons

Germany, Philippines

A/HRC/23/L.8

Resolution on trafficking in persons especially women and children - effort to combat human trafficking in supply chain of business

Role of Freedom of Opinion and Expression in Women’s Empowerment

US, Canada, Brazil, Sierra Leone, UK, Romania, Montenegro, Qatar

A/HRC/23/L.5

Resolution on freedom of opinion and expression: empowerment of women and girls.

Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women

Canada

A/HRC/23/L.28

Resolution on accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women with a focus on remedies for women who have been subjected to violence.

Elimination of discrimination against women

Colombia, Mexico

A/HRC/23/L.13

Resolution on elimination of discrimination against women. Mandate extenstion of the working group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practise.

Internally displaced persons

Austria

A/HRC/23/L.14

Resolution on the human rights of internally displaced persons.

The negative impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights

Morocco, Austria, Indonesia, Poland

A/HRC/23/L.19

Resolution on the negative impact of corruption on human rights.

Attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism

Gabon on behalf of African Group

A/HRC/23/L.25

Resolution condemning attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism.

The situation of human rights in Syrian Arab Republic

Qatar, Kuwait, Turkey, USA, UK

A/HRC/23/L.29

Resolution on the situation of human rights in Syria and the need to grant access to the Commission of Inquiry.

The situation of human rights in Belarus

EU

A/HRC/23/L.18

Resolution concerning the situation of human rights in Belarus.

Situation on human rights in Eritrea

Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria

A/HRC/23/L.17

Resolution concerning the human rights situation in Eritrea.

National human rights institutions

Australia

A/HRC/23/L.15

Resolution on national human rights institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.

 

 

Statements

 

 

 

Urgent debate on the Syrian Arab Republic and the recent killings in Al Qusayr

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on the deteriorating situation in Syria, condemning the recent killings in Al Qusayr.

Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

EU

 

Statement  made by the EU on the work of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Iceland

 

Statement made by Iceland underlining the country‘s main emphasis on the human rights agenda in connection to the report of the HC.

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on the protection of human rights worldwide.

 

 

 

 

Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on the human rights situation in Syria.

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark

 

Statement made by the Nordic countries on the human rights situation in Syria.

Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Cross-regional group

 

Cross-regional statement delivered by Libya on the human rights situation in Syria and the importance of accountability.

Universal Periodic Review

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on the process of the Universal Periodic Review-reports.

Human Rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories

Iceland

 

Statement made by Iceland on the human rights situation in Palestine.

Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on the Vienna declaration.

Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declation and Programme of Action

Cross-regional group

 

Freedom of expression on the internet.

Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declation and Programme of Action

Cross-regional group

 

Statement delivered by Czech Republic on equal political participation.

Follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declation and Programme of Action

Norway on behalf of a group of countries

 

Statement addressing

discrimination and violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on racism and human rights.

Technical assistance and capacity-building

EU

 

Statement made by the EU on technical assistance.

Annual full-day meeting on women‘s human rights

Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Sweden.

 

Statement mady by the nordic countires on the human rights of women with a focus on SRHR.

Annual full-day meeting on women‘s human rights

Iceland

 

Statement delivered by Iceland on violence against women based on gender indentity and/or sexual orientation.

General discussion on the promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.

EU

 

Ending child, early and forced marriage.

 



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