Maat News Bulletin - 42nd session of the Human Rights Council - Thursday 9/19/2019

Chair of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee holds terrorism responsible for the deterioration of human rights conditions


She affirmed that terrorism has had a negative impact on the enjoyment of basic rights, and that it has affected civil and political rights and economic, social and cultural rights, stressing that the advisory committee is committed to promoting human rights and strengthening international human rights mechanisms so that human rights are enjoyed in all countries.

Pakistan must not be politicized within the Human Rights Council

The delegate of Pakistan welcomed the report of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, and called for the necessity to avoid politicization and selectivity in the issues that are raised within the Human Rights Council so that the Council's work is serious. He also welcomed the study that the report conducted on the impact of terrorism on basic rights, hoping that there will be A study on the impact of the occupation on basic human rights


Iran The Right to Development is a fundamental principle for promoting human rights

The delegate of Iran praised the report of the advisory committee, and stressed that the right to development is one of the basic principles for promoting human rights, and that he looks forward to the committee continuing to study the racism that some countries undertake against some groups or states, and welcomed the study it dealt with on the negative impact of terrorism on human rights And that this issue should be the priority of the work of the council and states

Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General, reports on alleged reprisals with those who cooperate with the United Nations

The report condemned the misuse of the Internet through online hate speech and defamation campaigns against those who play central roles in the United Nations efforts. This includes representatives of civil society and national human rights institutions. These individuals and groups should not be threatened to contribute to the work of the United Nations and its principles, and he expresses his concern about the continuing trend in states using national security arguments and counter-terrorism strategies as a justification to prevent these individuals from reaching the United Nations. A number of cases of enforced disappearance or detention that were considered arbitrary by the UN experts and related to national security arguments

Palestine Israeli authorities restrict freedom of expression in Palestine

The delegate of Palestine affirmed that although Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees human rights for all without discrimination, the Israeli occupation authorities are committing violations against human rights defenders in Palestine and condemning that the occupation authorities restrict freedom of expression in Palestine, which is considered a major violation of rights And demands that the occupation authorities be held accountable for these practices

Egypt no one is above the law

Egypt's delegate emphasized Egypt's cooperation with all human rights mechanisms, and the Egyptian government had previously responded to the special procedures which see that the persons who alleged they were subjected to violations simply because of their cooperation with the United Nations that this is not true and that these people have committed crimes punishable by law and have been referred to trial, He affirms that the cooperation of any person with the United Nations does not constitute immunity when committing crimes against the state, so it is not permissible for anyone to be above the law, and no one can escape punishment, affirming that he condemns the punishment of any individual human rights defenders or individuals who cooperate With the mechanisms of the United Nations, human rights must be guaranteed to all

 Iraq must verify the mechanisms of the United Nations truthfulness in its sources

The delegate of Iraq stated that her country is carrying out transparent and impartial procedures in the investigations, and confirms that the association covered in the report was working informally, especially after the issuance of the 2010 Law on Associations in Iraq, and confirms that Iraq has 3800 associations and civil society organizations, confirming that Iraq has requested individuals Those who claimed that they had been subjected to violations to submit a formal complaint to the state, but they did not do so, and it requested the Secretary-General to verify the reliability of the information covered in his report, and it also asked all the mechanisms of the United Nations to rely on real sources in its report, so the Secretary-General should not be approved Ali wrong information in his report

Syria warns of politicizing the special procedures within the council

The representative of Syria indicated that the special procedures must show fairness and monitor negative allegations of unilateral coercive measures on human rights and linking the right to development with political rights, and warned against the approach of politicization and reliance on incorrect sources and other methods that make the Council deviate from its basic work, stressing that There are a number of measures that derail their work and increase the state of polarization within the Council, and have refused to politicize the use of the Human Rights Council agenda.

Democratic Congo and efforts to promote human rights in the presence of armed groups

The delegate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo affirmed that the Congo suffers from a number of challenges that hinder the achievement of achievements, but nevertheless the DRC has adopted a number of strategic plans and legal legislations through which it works to promote human rights and freedoms, and stressed the attempt to make more efforts. To make human rights in the Congo guaranteed to all, in light of the presence of armed groups and the violations they do, and confirms that the Congo has taken steps to promote political rights and the rights of women, children and individuals with disabilities, and affirms that the Congo respects the role of law


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