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Document Climate Justice and Human Rights
Presentation on Climate Justice and Human Rights by Theodor Rathgeber at the meeting of the WCC Working Group on Climate Change held immediately before the IEPC in Kingston.
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Statement on the Right to Water and Sanitation
The WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011, approved this Statement on water as a human right.
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document Minute on the Rights of Migrants and Migrant Workers
approved by the WCC Central Committee, meeting in Geneva 16-22 February 2011
Located in Resources / / Geneva, 2011 / Report on Public Issues
Document Letter to UN commissioner and special rapporteur
Letter by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navanethem Pillay and to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Mr Heiner Bielefeldt, concerning freedom of religion and belief in the northern, occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus.
Located in Resources / / Messages and letters / Religious freedom in Cyprus
Document Religious freedom in Cyprus
Letter by WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit to the Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos II, concerning freedom of religion and belief in the northern, occupied part of the Republic of Cyprus.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document International Congress on the Human Right to Peace
Address at the opening of the International Congress on the Human Right to Peace in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 09 December 2010, by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Speeches
Document NGO Declaration on Climate Change & Human Rights
Recommendations to the 3rd United Nations Human Rights Council's Social Forum by an international alliance of nongovernmental organizations
Located in Resources / / Justice, diakonia and responsibility for creation / Climate change, water
Document Shooting of two Christians in Pakistan
Letter by WCC general secretary Tveit to the president of Pakistan following the shooting and killing of two Christians in Pakistan who were in court on accusations related to the blasphemy law. The same letter was sent to the prime minister.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Extrajudicial killings of two lay ministers in the Philippines
In this 29 June 2010 letter to President-elect Benigno Aquino III, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit denounced the extrajudicial killings of Benjamin Bayles and Jovelito Agustin, both lay ministers of the Philippine Independent Church.
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters
Document Death of human rights activist in D.R. Congo
Located in Resources / / WCC general secretary / Messages and letters