UN high commissioner for human rights to boost prevention of violence against civilians in conflict situations

The ICJ supported expansion of strategies embraced by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to help prevent human rights violations and enhance protection of civilians in emergencies.

In the interaction with the UN High Commissioner during the 10th session of the Human Rights Council, the ICJ also demanded elaboration of a comprehensive action plan to help integrate rule of law principles and human rights standards into the national response to terrorism, and urged action on the DRC, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Colombia.

UN-violence against civilians in conflict situation-non legal submission-2009 (download in English)

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