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Technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce and eliminate preventable mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age

A/HRC/27/31
30/06/2014

Summary

The present technical guidance is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 24/11. The aim of the technical guidance is to assist States and non-State actors to improve the realization of the rights of the child by providing guidance on addressing mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age in accordance with human rights standards. It outlines the key elements of a human rights-based approach to reducing child
mortality and morbidity, provides guidance for operationalizing such an approach, and includes an illustrative example of how it can be applied.

Technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism (A/HRC/RES/24/L.36)

A/HRC/RES/24/L.36
24/09/2013

Technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism

The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the purposes, principles and provisions of the Charter of the United Nations,

Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and recalling relevant  international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and  Political Rights, the International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and  the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

Reaffirming also that everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person  and that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or  punishment,

International Albinism Awareness Day (A/HRC/26/L7)

A/HRC/26/L7
20/06/2014

26/…  International Albinism Awareness Day

       The Human Rights Council,

Recallingits resolutions 23/13 of 13 June 2013, on attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism, and 24/33 of 27 September 2013, on technical cooperation for the prevention of attacks against persons with albinism,

Taking noteof the preliminary report on persons with albinism submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-fourth session,[1]

Taking notealso of resolution 263 of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the prevention of attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism, adopted on 5 November 2013,

High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

A/RES/68/273
20/05/2014
The General Assembly,
 
Emphasizing that the Convention on the Rights of the Child constitutes the standard in the promotion and protection of the rights of the child, and, bearing in mind the importance of the Optional Protocols to the Convention, calling for their universal ratification and effective implementation, as well as that of other human rights instruments, 
 

The right to privacy in the digital age - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/37
30/06/2014

Summary

In its resolution 68/167, the General Assembly requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit a report on the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the context of domestic and extraterritorial surveillance and/or the interception of digital communications and the collection of personal data, including on a mass scale, to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-seventh session and to the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session, with views and recommendations, to be considered by Member States. The present report is submitted pursuant to that request. The Office of the High Commissioner will also submit the report to the General Assembly at its sixty-ninth session, pursuant to the request of the Assembly.

Summary report on the full-day meeting on access to justice for children - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/25
18/06/2014

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 22/32 and resolution 25/6, in which the Council requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to prepare a summary of the full-day meeting on the rights of the child. The report contains a summary of the discussions held on 13 March 2014 during the annual full-day meeting, the theme of which was access to justice for children.
 

Summary of the high-level panel discussion on the question of the death penalty - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/26
27/07/2014

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 22/117. It provides a summary of the high-level discussion on the question of the death penalty held on 5 March 2014 at the twenty-fifth session of the Council. The aim of the panel discussion was (a) the exchange of views on advances, best practices and challenges relating to the abolition of the death penalty and to the introduction of a moratorium on executions and (b) the exchange of views relating to national debates on or processes for the abolition of the death penalty.
 

Question of the death penalty - Report of the Secretary-General

A/HRC/27/23
10/07/2014

Summary

Pursuant to Human Rights Council decision 18/117, the present report is submitted in order to update previous reports on the question of the death penalty. The report confirms that the trend towards the universal abolition of the death penalty is continuing. However, numerous concerns remain with regard to the lack of respect for international human rights norms and standards in States that still impose the death penalty. As requested in Human Rights Council resolution 22/11, the report also includes information on the human rights of children of parents sentenced to the death penalty or executed.
 

Birth registration and the right of everyone to recognition everywhere as a person before the law - Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

A/HRC/27/22
17/06/2014

Summary

The present report contains an overview of the global rates of birth registration, a universal human right recognized in a number of international instruments. It considers the consequences and impact of non-registration on human rights, particularly since the right to be registered at birth is closely linked to the realization of many other rights, such as the right to health and the right to education. It also analyses the barriers to access to birth registration, provides examples of good practices and makes a number of recommendations to ensure the universal implementation of this right.
 

Report on the 23rd session Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice - ECOSOC (Includes - United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice)

E/2014/30 E/CN.15/2014/20
16/05/2014

Annex
United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Introduction

1. The United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice have been prepared to help Member States to address the need for
integrated strategies for violence prevention and child protection, thereby offering children the protection to which they have an unqualified right.