[MGSA-L] UN Review: Greece’s fulfillment of human rights obligations and commitment

Roland Moore rolandmo at pacbell.net
Sun Apr 10 01:58:53 PDT 2011

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        Greece’s fulfillment of human rights  obligations and commitment      
    Posted by:      "Greek Helsinki Monitor"      
      office at greekhelsinki.gr      
      Sat Apr 9, 2011 11:15 am        (PDT)    





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9 April 2011

Greece's fulfillment of human rights obligations and commitments to be reviewed by UN

Greek Helsinki Monitor (GHM), Minority Rights Group - Greece (MRG-G), the Coordinated Organizations and Communities for Roma Human Rights in Greece (SOKADRE) inform public opinion that at the United Nations website there is a new web page with the title "Universal Periodic Review  Greece" that includes references with links to all materials submitted or prepared for the 9 May 2011 review by the Human Rights Council of the fulfillment by Greece of its human rights obligations and commitments.

GHM, MRG-G and SOKADRE submitted in November 2010 a joint report abbreviated below as "JS 1 - Joint Submission 1." It is one of the nine civil society reports submitted. Other NGO submission were made by the Association of Greek Conscientious Objectors (AGCO), Amnesty International (AI), Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI), the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection (EBCO), the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Lesbian and Gay Community of Greece (OLKE), and the Society for Threatened People (STP). The UN prepared a "Summary of stakeholders' information" based on these nine civil society reports, on the report by the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR), as well as on the Council of Europe documents on Greece, by the Commissioner for Human Rights (CHR), the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading
 Treatment or Punishment (CPT), the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR), and the Groups of States against Corruption (GRECO). In that summary, the UN cites as sources NCHR 31 

times, GHM-MRG-G-SOKADRE (JS1) 29 times, AI 20 times, HRW 15 times, ERRC (whose work has been done in partnership with GHM-MRG-SOKADRE) 14 times, ECRI 13 times, OLKE 10 times, AGCO 10 times, CHR 10 times, CPT 8 rimes, CPTU 7 times, EBCO 7 times, STP 5 times, ECSR 4 times and GRECO 1 time.

The UN prepared also a "Compilation of UN information" contained in the reports of UN treaty bodies, special procedures, including observations and comments by the State concerned, and other relevant official United Nations documents. GHM, MRG-G and SOKADRE believe that the "Summary" and the "Compilation" read together offer a comprehensive review of Greece's poor human rights record, as detailed by all those civil society and inter-governmental bodies, to be contrasted with the almost totally non-critical "National Report" submitted by Greece after the submission, and hence with the knowledge of the content, of all other documents. Also, this web site is a unique source of material for Greece as it includes as uploaded pdf files more than a score of documents on Greece's human rights record.

Universal Periodic Review  Greece


Only contributions submitted in one of the United Nations official languages are admissible and posted on this webpage

Date of consideration: Monday 9 May 2011, 9:00 am- 12:00 am

National report 1 : A |C | E | F |R | S

Compilation of UN information 2 : A |C | E | F |R | S

Summary of stakeholders' information 3 : A |C | E | F |R | S

Questions submitted in advance :E

Outcome of the review:

Draft Report of the Working group :A |C | E | F |R | S

Related webcast archives:

Universal Periodic Review - Greece - Reference Documents

Contributions for the compilation of UN information

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/UPR/Pages/ UPRGRUNContributionsS11.aspx

United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes

NameLanguagesBackground documents

UNHCR - UN High Commissioner for RefugeesE1, 2

Universal Periodic Review - Greece - Reference Documents


Contributions for the Summary of Stakeholder' s information

The views and/or opinions expressed in the contributions listed below are those of the contributing organizations and do not reflect in any way the views and/or opinions of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Name of organization LanguagesBackground documents

NCHR - National Commission for Human RightsE

Civil Society

Name of organization LanguagesBackground documents

AGCO - Association of Greek Conscientious ObjectorsE

AI - Amnesty InternationalE

CPTI - Conscience and Peace Tax InternationalE

EBCO  European Bureau for Conscientious ObjectionE

ERRC - European Roma Rights CentreE

HRW - Human Rights WatchE

JS 1 - Joint Submission 1E1

OLKE - Lesbian and Gay Community of GreeceE

STP - Society for Threatened PeopleE


NameLanguagesBackgr ound documents

CoE - Commissioner for Human Rights (2009)E1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Rights List

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