Maat News Bulletin - 42nd session of the Human Rights Council - Thursday 9/12/2019

Iran condemns the economic measures imposed on countries

Ambassador Ismail Baghai Hamana condemned coercive measures and emphasized the negative impact of coercive measures on human rights in education, health and work. He also denied that the Commission referred to this negative impact resulting from economic sanctions, and that the use of economic force to target specific countries is a flagrant violation of human rights and that the purpose of These sanctions are a political purpose to punish civilians

And he stressed that these sanctions are crimes against humanity, calling for the establishment of it so that the authority to impose sanctions on countries is not in the hands of other countries, and that coercive measures must be stopped.


Syria coercive measures contravene the UN Charter

Where the representative of Syria indicated that imposing economic sanctions contradicts the principles of the United Nations Charter

And it is surprising that the idea of imposing economic sanctions under the pretext of protecting human rights

He condemned the Western sanctions imposed on Syria, which reached the economic war and siege, in addition to the practice of economic terrorism by threatening companies that invest in Syria, calling on human rights mechanisms to break out of silence and put an end to these coercive measures.


UAE Qatar claims unilateral coercive measures to mislead the international community

Whereas international law interprets coercive measures as restrictions imposed by a number of countries with the aim of impeding the achievement of complete economic and social development in order to prevent states from misusing the concept of unilateral measures for domestic political purposes or escaping from some suspicious actions that are forbidden by international law, such as financing terrorism and extremist organizations, as we have witnessed that. In the Arab region

And what Qatar claims, which invokes illusive unilateral coercive measures, is misleading and misleading by the international community

Palestine Collective sanctions against the residents of Gaza is an Israeli plan to prevent the establishment of the State of Palestine

Where the delegate of Palestine explained that these sanctions are part of a large plan by Israel to undermine the establishment of a Palestinian state by separating Gaza and the West Bank.

And that the illegal Israeli blockade is a collective punishment, she affirmed that more than a million people in Gaza do not get enough food for them, and she called on all countries to shoulder their legal responsibilities and take urgent measures to end the ongoing blockade on the Gaza Strip.


Sudan claims that coercive measures are smart punishments, contrary to the truth

The delegate of Sudan stated that the claim that coercive measures are smart measures aimed at fulfilling their international obligations is inconsistent with the reality of these measures, which violate the United Nations Charter and that they are not issued by the Security Council, is a clear violation of international conventions, and that experience has proven the extent of severe harm to peoples who fall under the measures of coercive measures.

Iraq announces the absolute rejection of all kinds of sanctions

The delegate of Iraq affirmed his country's rejection of all kinds of sanctions because of their great impact on vulnerable groups, which represents an explicit violation of human rights, and that the actual role of coercive measures is to obstruct human rights, suppress freedoms and violate international law, supporting the creation of a global declaration on the negative effects of coercive measures.

Israel’s absence from attending the Human Rights Council sessions

An empty seat in the Human Rights Council in Hall twenty is the seat of the representative of Israel, and everyone is accustomed to his absence, as he was absent from the session to discuss coercive measures and their negative impact on human rights, then the session to complete the interactive dialogue on the right to development, which is what Israel is accustomed to in many sessions of the Council because it is not confrontation


Cameroon Sustainable development is based on respect for human rights

Where the delegate of Cameroon stressed the importance of the right to development, and that in 2015 Cameroon adopted a national plan to protect human rights and integrate them into the country's primary policies. Cameroon has adopted a number of development projects to uphold the right to development.

The World Association of Jurists Democrats Coercive measures and inciting human suffering

The Association affirmed that the coercive measures affect the most vulnerable groups in society, including women, children, the sick, the elderly and people with disabilities, through their lack of access to food, water, health care and education, and that imposing these penalties leads to suffocation of the economy of the target countries in the hope of reaching political instability For these countries, and here it is clear that the use of economic sanctions for political purposes represents a flagrant violation of the basic principles that govern peaceful relations between states and the United Nations Charter.


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