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Country based report in preparation of the upcoming 48th session of the Universal Periodic Review of the State of Bolivi

UN Univeral Periodic Review on Bolivia

July 2024

(18.07.2024) Connection e.V. has prepared and submitted to the UN a country based report in preparation of the upcoming 48th session of the Universal Periodic Review of the State of Bolivia. The formal session will take place at the UN in Geneva in November 2024.

Foto: Zaira Zafarana

Dialogo interattivo sull’aggiornamento orale dell’Alto Commissario sulla situazione dei diritti umani in Ucraina

Consiglio dei Diritti Umani delle Nazioni Unite, 56a sessione

(12.07.2024) Questa settimana alle Nazioni Unite a Ginevra, WRI e Connection e.V. sono intervenuti nella plenaria del Consiglio dei Diritti Umani per parlare della situazione odierna in Ucraina, menzionando la coscrizione forzata e la militarizzazione dei bambini nei territori occupati, la sospensione del diritto all’obiezione di coscienza e la persecuzione di obiettori e attivisti per la pace come Yurii Sheliazhenko e il Movimento pacifista ucraino da parte delle autorità ucraine.

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Advocacy at the UN and much more

Reporting on Ukraine, Belarus, Eritrea, Turkey and on the human right to conscientious objection

(11.07.2024) In May 2024, Zaira Zafarana began her work in Connection e.V. as international advocacy coordinator. Her consultancy is aimed to advocate for human rights and in particular for the human right to conscientious objection to military service at the United Nations in Geneva, the Council of Europe, and the European Union.

Oral statement given at Interactive dialogue on the situation in Ukraine

UN Human Rights Council, 56th Session

(10.07.2024) This morning, Mr. Volker Turk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded the interactive dialogue at the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in Ukraine. Connection e.V. collaborated with War Resisters International to the drafting and delivering of an oral statement in the plenary, calling for the end of the war in Ukraine and for the protection of the human rights of those who object to the war. Among others, the case of the human rights defender, Yurii Sheliazhenko, and of his organization, Ukrainian Pacifist Movement have been raised.