Tag Archives: UN

Illicit financial flows, HR, and Post 2015 Development Agenda

On October 29th, Shia Rights Watch attended the United Nation’s Office of the High Commissioner’s event on Illicit Financial Flows, Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The crux of this event was to disseminate information and spur dialogue about UN efforts to significantly reduce illicit financial flows by 2030. …

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UNDP Building inclusive and peaceful societies through women’s participation and leadership: good practices from the field

On October 16th Shia Rights Watch attended the UNDP event entitled “Building Inclusive and Peaceful Societies through Women’s participation and Leadership” at the UN headquarters in New York. Marking the 15th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325, the panel of guests at this event spoke about the progress of women’s inclusion …

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UN Women for Peace

United Nation, NYC 10/06/2015 On Tuesday October 6th, Shia Rights Watch attended a United Nations Meeting of delegates and NGOs on the plight of Yezidi women under ISIS. This event, held by the UN Women for Peace Alliance, discussed the current condition of Yezidi women in ISIS-held territories. The speakers …

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Mandela Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners

United Nation, NYC 10/07/2015 On October 7th Shia Rights Watch attended a high-level UN event on the implementation of the Mandela Rules on the Treatment of Prisoners. The Mandela Rules are a revision of the 1955 Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. These non-binding guidelines for how states …

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Children in Bahrain: From Playground to Prison

Shia Rights Watch paper in #HRC29 Side Event; “Children in Bahrain From Playground to Prison” 06/19/2015 Childhood moments are meant to produce memories of carefree enjoyment. At the same time childhood experience cultivates the foundations of our education of society, and builds our understanding of the socio-structures of how to …

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Letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , Ref: Bahrain Peace Dialogue

Letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon , Ref: Bahrain Peace Dialogue  Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary-General United Nations New York, NY 10017  Dear Secretary-General,   Your Excellency, the Secretary General of the United Nations, At Shia Rights Watch (SRW), we, researchers, activists, and human rights defenders, who are following the human rights …

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