Upcoming review of Singapore’s 2nd and 3rd periodic CRC reports

29 December 2010

Singapore’s human rights record with regards to child rights will be reviewed at the upcoming 56th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Singapore, being a state party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), is obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented.

States must report initially two years after acceding to the Convention and then every five years. The Committee examines each report and addresses its concerns and recommendations to the State party in the form of “concluding observations”.

Visit the webpage below to view the documents that have been uploaded

  1. 2nd and 3rd (combined) periodic report submitted by the Singapore Government
  2. List of issues (questions by the CRC committee)
  3. Written reply to list of issues

http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/crcs56.htm


We all need a reason to belong

29 December 2010

A commentary article appeared in TODAY calling on Singapore to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Link


The Way I See It: Stories on Human Rights

6 December 2010


MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) and the Singapore Film Society are proud to present “The Way I See It: Stories on Human Rights”, a film screening on 10 December 2010 to commemorate Human Rights Day.

The highly-acclaimed Stories on Human Rights was a film project commissioned by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in 2008 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. Stories on Human Rights features the work of twenty-two directors inspired by the six themes of the Universal Declaration: culture, development, dignity and justice, environment, gender and participation.

More information on the film can be found here.

You can also view the trailer.

Admission is free, but prior registration is required as seats are limited. The screenings will be at Level 5, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road.

PROGRAM
Friday 10 December 2010
8:30 pm – Registration & ticket collection
9:30 pm – Film screening, followed by post-film discussion

HOW TO REGISTER
To register, please fill in the form at http://bit.ly/maruahfilm

Because of limited seats, we cannot reserve more than 4 seats per person. You will receive an email in response, which will state clearly whether your request is confirmed, or you are on the waiting list.

If it is confirmed,you need to pick up your tickets at the door on the day of the screening no later than 9:00 pm, otherwise the tickets will be released to those on the waiting list. Tickets will be issued on a “best available seat” basis.

The film has been rated R21. Age verification will be conducted at the door; please bring some identification with you.


Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility within an ASEAN Human Rights Framework

1 December 2010

30th November to 1st December 2010
Plaza Room 1, Park Royal Hotel, Beach Road, Singapore

Organised by
Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

Partnered by
MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore)
Singapore Compact on CSR
ASEAN Business Network on CSR
CSR Asia

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