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Reports to the Human Rights Council

Year

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2011

  • MAIN FOCUS: MEDICAL WASTE
A/HRC/18/31
2010
  • MAIN FOCUS: REVIEW OF THE WORK AND ACTIVITIES OF THE SECOND SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR
A/HRC/15/22
2009
  • MAIN FOCUS: SHIPBREAKING
A/HRC/12/26

2008

  • ADVERSE EFFECTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE ILLICIT MOVEMENT AND DUMPING OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES
  • RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION
A/HRC/7/21

2007

  • EXPOSURE TO TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS: THE IMPACT OF ARMED CONFLICT
  • HUMAN RIGHTS DIMENSION OF EXPOSURE TO TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES
  • LEGAL FRAMEWORK RELATED TO THE RELEASE OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS DURING ARMED CONFLICT
A/HRC/5/5

Reports to the Commission on Human Rights

Year

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2006

  • HUMAN RIGHTS AND TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
  • - The human rights dimension
    - The value-added of a rights-based approach to toxic chemicals management
  • REGULATORY STANDARDS AND INITIATIVES RELATING TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT
E/CN.4/2006/42
 

2004

  • TRENDS IN THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC AND DUMPING OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES
- Export of electronic waste to developing countries for “recycling”
- Ship-breaking
  • TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
  • HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT
- Right to life
- Right to health
- Right to information and to freedom of association, assembly, and expression and right to participate
- Racism and discrimination
- Impunity
E/CN.4/2004/46

2001

  • RELEVANT INSTRUMENTS AND STANDARDS
  • TRENDS IN AND CHARACTERISTICS OF ILLICIT TRAFFIC
  • TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATIONS
  • HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS
- Right to life and right to safe and healthy working conditions
- Racism and discrimination; rights of migrantworkers, minorities and indigenous populations
- Right of association, freedom of information, rights of human rights advocates
E/CN.4/2001/55

1996

  • ASPECTS OF THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN, TRANSFER AND DUMPING OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES
  • FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ILLICIT TRAFFIC IN, TRANSFER AND DUMPING OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES IN AFRICAN AND OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ILLICIT DUMPING OF TOXIC AND DANGEROUS PRODUCTS AND WASTES IN AFRICAN AND OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND THE ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
E/CN.4/1996/17