Migrations et droits de l'homme

Travaux des partenaires par thèmes - Nations unies : Déplacement interne

Consolidation of peace and reconciliation requires durable solutions for the internally displaced related to the Kosovo conflict
Genève, 22 octobre 2013

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Chaloka Beyani, urged the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo to cooperate and discharge their primary responsibility for implementing long-lasting solutions for IDPs in Serbia and Kosovo.

"The time is now conducive to implement durable solutions, after 15 years of protracted displacement", Mr. Beyani said at the end of an official visit to the country. "Both the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo should show political leadership to work towards the implementation of durable solutions for internally displaced persons".

The international human rights expert stressed that both the Government of Serbia and the authorities in Kosovo, together with the international community, should redouble their efforts to solve the problems of IDPs in the context of the European Union accession framework, which lays out the plans for negotiations for EU membership. […]

Follow-up visit to Serbia -including Kosovo- by UN expert on internally displaced persons
Genève, 7 octobre 2013

United Nations Special Rapporteur Chaloka Beyani will visit Serbia -including Kosovo- from 09 to 12 October 2013 to examine the overall situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. According to the UN, the territory currently hosts some 210,000 IDPs, making it one of the most critical situations of internal displacement in Europe.

"During my four-day visit, I will gather first-hand information from displaced persons and affected communities", said Mr. Beyani’s who will go to Belgrade, Pristina and other locations with IDPs to follow up on the previous visit by the mandate in 2009.

"I will also look at the challenges and opportunities for durable solutions for IDPs, while I discuss the progress made by the various stakeholders on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the previous report of this mandate", the rights expert added.

The Special Rapporteur will meet with representatives from the Government, civil society and the UN, among others. He will also visit various sites of displacement and meet with displaced persons and local authorities. […]

Le HCR appelle à améliorer la protection des réfugiés, des déplacés et des apatrides
Genève, 3 octobre 2013

Le HCR a appelé jeudi à améliorer la protection des réfugiés, des apatrides et des personnes déplacées internes pour assurer qu'ils puissent exercer l'ensemble de leurs droits fondamentaux.

En qualifiant l'agenda comme étant difficile, Volker Türk, Directeur au HCR de la Division de la Protection internationale, a proposé des objectifs spécifiques lors d'une importante déclaration à Genève devant le Comité exécutif du HCR qui se réunit chaque année afin de définir la politique de l'agence pour les réfugiés. La protection est la principale responsabilité de l'organisation.

« D'abord et avant tout », a indiqué Volker Türk, « cela signifie que les réfugiés, les apatrides, les déplacés et d'autres personnes relevant de notre compétence puissent exercer le plus large éventail possible de droits humains et de libertés fondamentales sans discrimination. Cet objectif doit sous-tendre toutes nos interactions avec les personnes relevant de notre compétence ». […]

UN expert welcomes new opportunities for internally displaced persons in Georgia
Tbilissi, 17 juin 2013

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, called today for an integrated approach to address the situation of all internally displaced persons including those displaced in the early 1990’s and in 2008, and ‘eco-migrants’ displaced by natural or human-induced disasters, at the end of his five day follow-up visit to Georgia.

Mr. Beyani expressed his sincere gratitude to the Government of Georgia for inviting him for a follow-up visit from 10 to 14 June 2013, and for its continuing full cooperation with his mandate. Mr. Beyani commended the ongoing commitment by the Government to improve the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who were displaced in the 1990’s and providing durable housing to those that were displaced as a result of the 2008 conflict. However, he stressed that there is an urgent need to continue to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of internally displaced persons in some of the collective centers, for example those whom he visited at Kartli.

New opportunities now exist for taking an inclusive integrated approach for all waves of IDPs, in the country in accordance with international standards contained in the 1998 Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement. These include: the proposed revised legislation on IDPs; the realignment of the 2007 strategy on IDPs with the proposed law; the onset of a new registration exercise for all IDPs that should as well profile their vulnerability and needs, and inclusive policies being formulated by the Government in the fields of health, land, agriculture, education, and employment generating activities. I am assured by the commitment of the Government to ensuring that these new policies will target IDPs in improving livelihoods and combating vulnerability in the country, including that of IDPs with disabilities”.[…]

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme proroge le mandat du Rapporteur spécial sur la situation des droits des personnes déplacées internes au Bélarus
Genève, 13 juin 2013

Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a adopté, ce matin, seize résolutions relatives à la promotion et la protection de tous les droits de l'homme, aux situations qui requièrent son attention, aux mécanismes de protection des droits de l'homme et aux institutions nationales des droits de l'homme. Cinq résolutions ont été adoptées à l'issue de votes.

Ainsi, le Conseil a décidé, s'agissant des situations relatives aux droits de l'homme qui requièrent son attention, de prolonger le mandat du Rapporteur spécial sur la situation des droits de l'homme au Bélarus pour une période d'un an, le priant de soumettre un rapport à la session du Conseil de juin 2014. Le Conseil exprime sa profonde préoccupation devant les violations persistantes des droits de l'homme au Bélarus, qui sont de nature structurelle et endémique. Il s'inquiète tout particulièrement du recours à la torture et aux mauvais traitements en garde à vue. Ce texte a fait l'objet d'un vote.[…]