Nations General Assembly & Special Rapporteur

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. Special Rapporteur is a title given to individuals working on behalf of various regional and international organizations who bear specific mandates to investigate, monitor and recommend solutions to specific Human Rights problems. 0.3/5

Nations General Assembly Special Rapporteur Human Rights

Death penalty increasingly viewed as torture, UN Special Rapporteur finds. NEW YORK (23 October 2012) – States should consider whether using the death penalty per se fails to respect the inherent dignity of the person, causes severe mental and physical pain or suffering and amounts to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, has said. Presenting his report to the United Nations General Assembly today, the Human Rights expert observed that the death penalty has so far been treated under the exception to the right to life provided for by international law. He said that a “new approach” that puts the death penalty in the context of the prohibition of torture was required. “The prohibition of torture is absolute and non-derogable,” underscored Mr. Méndez, whose report analyses the evolving standard within international bodies and a robust State practice to frame the debate about the legality of the death penalty in the cont ...
Report: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants to United Nations General Assembly The...
Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples presented his Fourth Annual Report to the UN General Assembly
Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to General Assembly, 2012 via
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