Preserving Country Procedures

a report published on the occasion of the 6th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Introduction - the Value of Country Procedures

- Sudan
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Burundi
- Haiti

Preserving Country Procedures

The present report, published on the occasion of the 6th session of the UN Human Rights Council, documents the situation of four countries which are currently under a public country procedure.

The situations in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haïti, and Sudan encompass patterns of grave and massive human rights violations. They have been singled out by the former Commission on Human Rights, in accordance with its protection and monitoring mandate, in response to persistent crises in these countries.

The 6th session of the UN Human Rights Council will review the utility of these mandates. FIDH and its member organisations in each of these countries, documenting on a day to day basis the evolution of the situation, sometimes putting their own lives at risk, call on members of the UN Human Rights Council to maintain these mandates.

The first section of this report demonstrates why these procedures remain necessary within the framework of the reformed Human rights mechanisms.

The following sections provide recent information collected by FIDH’s member organisations in the field, witnessing the pursuance of grave and massive human rights violations in each of these countries, and testifying of the necessity to maintain an adequate monitoring and expert advised mandate for each of them.

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