Integration of the Human Rights of Women and the Gender Perspective Violence Against: Women Report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, Submitted in Accordance with Commission on Human

Thursday, January 27, 2000
Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy

In follow-up to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1999/77, entitled “Situation of human rights in Haiti”, in which the Commission reiterated its call to the Special Rapporteur on violence against women to consider favourably the invitation by the Government of Haiti to visit the country, the Special Rapporteur visited Haiti from 14 to 17 June 1999. The Special Rapporteur's fact-finding focused on the situation of violence against women in Haiti and the available response mechanisms, including the law enforcement and judicial institutions, and on the political rape committed against women during the military regime from 1991 to 1994, in particular

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