Nordic-Baltic intervention in interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, by DPR Ms. Sari Lehtiranta
49th Session of UN Human Rights Council
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic countries:
We thank Madam Miti-Drummond for her first report to the Council (on harmful practices and hate crimes targeting persons with albinism), which we find both timely and comprehensive
The Nordic-Baltic countries share the conclusions the Independent Expert has identified in her report on various forms of violence and harmful practices, including that persons with albinism, especially women and girls, today face multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination. It is important that all actors and sectors/segments of society, both public and private, address the elements that lead to these human rights violations at all levels, and equally important is sensibilisation of health professionals, nationally and regionally.
We support the call to States to prepare inclusive national action plans to address both harmful practices and hate crimes, online and off-line, and to promote awareness raising about albinism.
Madam Independent Expert,
In your view, what are the best ways support your important work in implementing your recommendations?