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Call for inputs: Addressing the challenges and barriers to the full realization of the human rights of the people of the Marshall Islands stemming from the State’s nuclear legacy

Issued by

OHCHR

Deadline

29 February 2024

Purpose: To inform the High Commissioner’s report on addressing the challenges and barriers to the full realization and enjoyment of the human rights of the people of the Marshall Islands stemming from the State’s nuclear legacy. The report is to be submitted to the Human Rights Council at its fifty-seventh session.

The Human Rights Council has affirmed the importance of addressing the adverse impacts of the nuclear legacy on the human rights of the people of the Marshall Islands. The Council expresses grave concern over the lasting threats posed by nuclear waste, radiation, and contamination. These dangers not only jeopardize the environment but also continue to adversely affect the human rights of the Marshallese, such as the rights to life, physical and mental health, an adequate standard of living, food, housing, safe drinking water, sanitation, cultural participation, and the enjoyment of a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment for both current and future generations.

Call for inputs for the OHCHR’s report on the nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands

Human Rights Council resolution 51/35 of 13 October 2022 (A/HRC/RES/51/35) entitled “Technical assistance and capacity-building to address the human rights implications of the nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands” requested OHCHR to prepare a report on addressing the challenges and barriers to the full realization and enjoyment of the human rights of the people of the Marshall Islands, stemming from the State’s nuclear legacy.

To inform the report, OHCHR transmitted a Note Verbale and Questionnaire to Member States, [English] [Français] NGOs, UN Agencies, IGOs, Academic Institutions and NHRIs, [English] [Français] inviting them to respond to the questionnaire and provide input. The inputs received will be made available on this website.

Next Steps

Input/comments should be sent by e-mail by no later than 29 February 2024 18:00 CEST.

Email address:
[email protected], with copy to [email protected]

Email subject line:
Input for report on challenges to human rights stemming from the Marshall Islands nuclear legacy

Word limit:
2000 words

File formats:
Word, PDF

Accepted languages:
English, French