ICJ contribution to the consultation on extreme poverty and Human Rights
The ICJ commends the Independent Expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty. Ms. Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona (picture above) has made consistent efforts to pursue and strengthen the work on the issue of poverty and human rights that had been initiated by the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, the ICJ says.
In particular, the ICJ welcomes the progress report (HRC/15/41) prepared by the Independent Expert that entails substantial recommendations for the improvement of the Draft Guiding Principles (DGPs) on extreme poverty and human rights.
The ICJ hopes that the consultation process including the present questionnaire, and the upcoming consultation meeting organized by the OHCHR on 22 and 23 June 2011, will give the opportunity to progress towards the finalization of the DGPs and towards their eventual adoption in 2012.
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