HUMAN RIGHTS FAX HOT LINE
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Jose Ayala Lasso, has
established a Human Rights Fax Hot Line in Geneva, a 24-hour fax line
for victims of human rights violations, their relatives and
non-governental organizations (NGOs). This will allow the UN Centre for
Human Rights in Geneva to monitor and react rapidly to human rights
emergencies, such as the crisis in Rwanda. The Centre for Human Rights
will also create a Human Rights Database to gather information for use
by special rapporteurs who are responsible for investigating questions
such as religious intolerance, torture, racism and freedom of
expression. The Database will be available by modem to human rights
rapporteurs and experts worldwide.
Connect: Fax number is (41-22) 917-0092.