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Letter dated November 6, 2003 from the Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General.
Letter containing the report of the 20th ministerial meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa. Analyzes the security and stability of Central African countries, including Equatorial Guinea
Report submitted by Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo, Special Rapporteur on theright to freedom of opinion and expression, in accordance with Commission on Human Rights resolution 2002/
The present report has been prepared pursuant to resolution 2002/48 of the Commission on Human Rights. It presents and analyses information on the situation of the right to freedom of opinion and expression received by the Special Rapporteur before and during his visit to Equatorial Guinea, from 2 to 7 December 2002, from officials, individuals, non-governmental organizations and in the reports of the former Special Representative of the Commission on Human Rights on the human rights situation in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Asma Jahangir, submitted pursuant to Commission resolution 2002/36.
The present report, which is submitted pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 2003/53, covers information received and communications sent by the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in the period from 2 December 2002 to 1 December 2003, unless otherwise stated. The report is divided into five sections, focusing on different aspects of the problem of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and contains the Special Rapporteur’s observations on issues falling within the purview of her mandate.
The demise of Spanish colonialism in Central Africa has to be understood as part of the general process of African decolonization. In accepting the methodological framework proposed by some historians for studying the collapse of European domination in the continent, we can explain the independence of Equatorial Guinea, in 1968, as a result of the interaction between three different factors: international, metropolitan and colonial. This article delineates the decolonization of the only Spanish colony south of the Sahara, its main argument being that, in the case of Equatorial Guinea, the international factor – specifically, the role of the United Nations – is fundamental to the understanding of the timing, the actors' strategies and the results.
2002 Mission to Equatorial Guinea Report Submitted by Mr. Ambeyi Ligabo, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Presents and analyzes information on the situation of the right to freedom of opinion and expression received by the Special Rapporteur before and during his visit to Equatorial Guinea, from December 2 - 7, 2002.
2003 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Dato' Param Cumaraswamy - Addendum - Situations in Specific Countries or Territories
The present report supplements the main report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers to the Commission on Human Rights. It reflects specific situations alleged to be affecting the independence of the judiciary or violating the right to a fair trial in a number of countries, including Equatorial Guinea. Further, it presents any replies received from the Government of the country concerned in response to specific allegations together with the Special Rapporteur’s comments and observations.