Maat News Bulletin - 42nd session of the Human Rights Council - Monday 16/9/2019
Maat Foundation: The catastrophic impact of coercive measures on Syria
The Maat Foundation affirmed that the unilateral coercive measures imposed by several countries and organizations on Syria have not prevented the conflicting parties from using force and violence against Syrian civilians. The past years have proven that the coercive measures and measures demanded or imposed by some countries in order to protect civilians have had an effect. Disastrous for the Syrian economy and the Syrian citizens, and the embargo on the oil sector has negatively affected the living conditions, and stressed that there is no justification for the continuation of the unilateral coercive measures imposed on food and agricultural products, medicines, and dual-use items related to water, sanitation and public services related to electricity and transportation. And calls for the lifting of all measures that have a negative impact on the enjoyment of the human rights of the Syrian people
Women Union for Peace:Helping Yemeni women prisoners in Houthi prison
The Union condemned the heinous crimes committed by the Houthi militia against women in Yemen, as it stressed that the Houthi militia blatantly commits women's rights in Yemen and the practices that the Houthi does in women from forced confinement and kidnapping, as there are 44 cases of enforced disappearance by the Houthi against Yemeni women, as well as There are 188 women who have been tortured inside Houthi prisons, and the Council has been called upon to intervene to stop these heinous practices, and the Houthi militia has demanded the immediate release of women prisoners.
Egypt : We continue to support the people of Southern Sudan and resolve the conflict
The delegate of Egypt stated that the signing of the peace agreement in southern Sudan is an important step for peace and the formation of a government next November, stressing that Egypt is keen to continue its continuous efforts through its presidency of the African Union to settle the conflict and provide all kinds of support to the people in southern Sudan, and indicated the need to take into account the committee For the efforts of the African Union to continue peace
Yasmine Souka: Famine in South Sudan is not random
The chairperson of the Southern Sudan Human Rights Commission explained that the famine in Southern Sudan is not random. But it is part of a deliberate strategy by the warring parties to target civilians in actions that may amount to war crimes, as more than six million people do not know where the next meal will come from. And 1.3 million South Sudanese children under the age of 5 years are suffering from acute malnutrition and will need treatment, stressing that the responsibility for the ongoing humanitarian disaster in South Sudan rests with the warring politicians in the country. It calls on Member States to do everything in their power to help the warring parties find a lasting political solution
France: What is happening in South Sudan is a crime against humanity
The delegate of France condemned human rights in southern Sudan, and considers that the systematic violations in southern Sudan amount to a crime against humanity. France also affirmed concern about the continuing violence against women and children and the occurrence of violations such as sexual violence and called on all parties in southern Sudan to take important steps to prevent these violations from occurring.
European Union: Violation of humanitarian law in South Sudan
The delegate of the European Union expressed deep concern about the poor human rights situation in South Sudan. It also strongly condemned all human rights violations and abuses and violations of international humanitarian law in Southern Sudan, which are crimes that are committed with impunity. It also condemned the increase in violence at the sectarian level, as well as sexual and gender-based violence, and called on the government to ensure the ability of civil society and the media to operate freely without intimidation or reprisals.
Sudan:We continue to support South Sudan based on good neighborliness
The delegate of Sudan praised South Sudan's cooperation with human rights mechanisms and considered that the peace agreement signed last August is a great opportunity to resolve the crisis, and stressed that such a step should have been taken more positively by the international community, stressing that Sudan continues to provide support and receive refugees. From southern Sudan based on good neighborliness and called on all parties in southern Sudan to implement the agreement, and also called on the international community to provide support and support for the parties to implement the agreement
Saudi Arabia: Urgent action must be taken to stop Myanmar's brutal actions against the minority
The representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed that the Rohingya issue is one of the most important issues that the Kingdom cares about and that it condemns the grave violations by the Myanmar armed forces in the state of Rakhine. Against the Rohingya minority, stressing that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pays great attention to this issue as it supports rehabilitation programs for the Rohingya with an amount of $ 50 million, and provides all support to them
The Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar: Myanmar continues to commit serious violations of international law
It indicated that although Myanmar refused to participate in the fact-finding mission, it was able to highlight the extent of violations of international humanitarian law and human rights in Myanmar in the report, and that Myanmar is still a country that commits continuous grave violations of international law, and does not cooperate with the United Nations It never adheres to its international obligations, and has condemned the reprisals, surveillance and harassment of individuals in Myanmar and abroad who cooperate with international human rights mechanisms.