Maat News Bulletin - 42nd session of the Human Rights Council - Friday 9/13/2019

Syria demands a true and fair international order

The delegate of Syria affirmed that her country rejects unilateral measures that undermine the foundations of international law by using coercive measures that impose coercive Western policies led by the United States of America.

It also condemned the policy of imposing sanctions on countries so that they adhere to unfair policies

An example is the World Bank

She called on the independent expert to address these challenges in his report and not to ignore them under any pressure from major countries.

Pakistan condemns the arbitrary detention carried out by India in Kashmir


The delegate of Pakistan confirmed that there are approximately 8 million Kashmiri people in a state of great imprisonment, when India imposed on the movement of transportation means and cut off the means of communication and the Internet. He also referred to India’s violation of human rights in Kashmir and condemned the arbitrary arrest of more than 6 thousand Kashmiri people and demanded India to stop Violating international law

Egypt condemns the reliance on false sources in the report on arbitrary detention

The delegate of Egypt condemned the special procedures that serve political objectives and have nothing to do with human rights and stressed that those in custody are in custody by order of the Attorney General and that this is not considered arbitrary detention. The working group recommended that the credibility and validity of the reports be verified and carefully checked before the state is officially notified He stressed that the Egyptian legal frameworks provide strong guarantees against arbitrary deprivation of liberty

Iraq: The laws in Iraq are the real guarantee for not depriving anyone's freedom

The representative of Iraq confirmed that his country is working to protect arbitrary detention and that no suspect was arrested until after investigations were completed to ascertain whether or not he deserves imprisonment, and that detention cases are only based on a law stipulating the incrimination of the person for what he has done.

The representative of Iraq addressed a question to the team concerned with arbitrary detention, saying what is the best way for states to engage in an effective dialogue with the team to contribute to giving the national judiciary a greater momentum in implementing the team’s recommendations aimed at strengthening the work of the judicial authorities?


Afghanistan: The legal framework in Afghanistan provides protection for all members of the state

The delegate of Afghanistan stated that the judicial system follows advanced methods in order to ensure that no one is detained improperly and stressed that detention in Afghanistan is based on extensive investigations and that there are many mechanisms to ensure proper investigation in accordance with the United Nations Charter.

Palestine: Israel continues to detain Palestinian men, women and children

The representative of Palestine condemned the detention of human rights defenders and that this is a clear violation of human rights. He also indicated that the number of prisoners who have died is 221 since 1967 and three prisoners died in 2019 due to torture and medical neglect, which has become an Israeli policy against Palestinian prisoners. The international community has also been called upon to hold Israel accountable.


India The Human Rights Council should be a forum for dialogue on human rights issues

He stressed that this forum must be based on objectivity, non-selectivity and politicization, and be based on constructive dialogue and cooperation, and he indicated that the human rights discourse in the Council has become more severe and has become serving political interests more than human rights.

And the State of India rejects political polarization within the council

Nigeria affirms its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights

The delegate of Nigeria made clear its commitment to basic freedoms as it continues its efforts in facing the challenges of terrorism, domestic conflict and criminal acts

Nigeria also calls for countries to continue cooperation to combat the threat of terrorism, achieve world peace, and ensure that people enjoy freedoms and human rights


Tunisia Strengthening the judicial system to promote human rights

The delegate of Tunisia affirmed that her country, since 2011, has been strengthening the judicial system to ensure the promotion of human rights and the provision of fair trials without discrimination. She has also been organizing workshops for leaders of the security forces in order to combat torture in prisons and build capacity in accordance with international human rights rules. She indicated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tunisia I cooperated with the Committee of the Red Cross to develop a program to improve conditions of detention


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