Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations First Right of Reply General Debate – Agenda Item 4 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 3 July 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply to India’s right of reply. Instead of answering for its gross human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India always resorts to petty tactics of vitriolic disinformation campaign against Pakistan in the same vain it did with the OHCHR and Special Procedures who…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Agenda Item-5: Human rights bodies and mechanisms 3 July 2019

Mr. President,            Pakistan takes its engagement with Special Procedures mandate holders and other human rights mechanisms were seriously and have been diligently responding to communications received from them. A part of our engagement, we have also invited Special Procedure mandate holders to conduct a visit to Pakistan. Pakistan has also been reporting to Treaty…

41th Session of the Human Rights Council General Debate on Agenda item 5: “Human Rights bodies and mechanism” Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 3 July 2019

Mr. President, The OIC considers that equitable distribution of financial and human resources for all human rights including right to development is critical for effective realization of the human rights agenda. We believe that the human rights bodies and mechanisms must respect relevant matters associated with historical, cultural, social and religious sensitivities while exercising their…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on Item 4 2 July, 2019

Mr. President,             We deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC. OIC reiterates that all human rights are interdependent and indivisible and must be treaty equally. There need to be equal on emphasis given to economic, social and cultural rights especially right to development. We consider that through concerted efforts of the international community…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Agenda Item-4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention 2 July 2019

Mr. President,           The High Commissioner in press statements and oral updates, the Special Procedure Mandate Holders in their communications and the OHCHR in its Kashmir report have regularly raised their concerns regarding the gravity of human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK). This situation deserves special attention and continued monitoring…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Pakistan for ID with Special Rapporteur on Myanmar – July 2, 2019

Mr. President, Wethank the Special Rapporteur for her oral update. Pakistan concurs with the Special Rapporteur in noting that the extreme vulnerability or Rohingya Muslims and other minorities is a consequence of State policies and practices implemented over decades, steadily marginalising them. The result is a continuing situation of oppression from birth to death. Mr.…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations  Agenda Item-3: Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development 1 July 2019

Mr. President,           The promotion and protection of all human rights rest on foundation of the right to self-determination of the people. The drafters of the UN Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rightsand human rights covenants acknowledged this fact. Accordingly, right to self-determination has featured in all these inviolable documents of human rights. The people…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on Item 3 1 July, 2019

Mr. President,             We deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC. The OIC is gravely concerned on the rise in Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism and racial discrimination around the world. Islamophobia is not only a violation in itself but also paves the way to violation of all other human rights. It manifests in the forms…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Second Right of Reply General Debate – Agenda Item 3 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 1 July 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. Regrettably, India continues to spread malicious propaganda against Pakistan ignoring its own deplorable human rights record. India’s drift towards rank communalism are having serious consequences on enjoyment of human rights and peace and security.  Whilst in Pakistan, a sitting…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations First Right of Reply General Debate – Agenda Item 3 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 1 July 2019

  Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. India’s rhetoric of lies is self-defeating. The Indian delegation must remember that in this time and age lies and disinformation is easily exposed. Right to self determination is not a concept being propagated by Pakistan as wrongly stated…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Special Rapporteur on SR on Internally Displaced Persons 28 June 2019

Mr. President,                At the outset, allow me to extend our appreciation to the Special Rapporteur for presentation of the two Reports. The focus of the report of SR on Extreme Poverty on the impact of climate change on human rights of people living in or near poverty is apt. Much of post-industrial economic growth…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Special Rapporteur on SR on Internally Displaced Persons 28 June 2019

Mr. President,                At the outset, allow me to extend our appreciation to the Special Rapporteur for presentation of the two Reports. The focus of the report of SR on Extreme Poverty on the impact of climate change on human rights of people living in or near poverty is apt. Much of post-industrial economic growth…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences,and Special Rapporteur on Trafficking 27 June 2019 Mr. President, We thank both the Special Rapporteurs for their insightful reports and presentations. We appreciate reflection of the Special Rapporteur (SR) on Violence…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Right to Education and Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions – 26 June 2019

  Mr. President,                We fully support the work of the Special Rapporteur on right to education and thank him for the presentation of his report. Weagree with the Special Rapporteur on critical importanceof Sustainable Development Goal four (inclusive and equitable quality education) and the need to work both nationally as well as internationally for…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered Interactive Dialogue with theWorking Group (WG) on Discrimination against Women and WG on Business an Human Rights – 26 June 2019

  Mr. President, We thank the Working Group on Discrimination against Women and Working Group on Business and Human Rights of their insightful reports and presentations. Pakistan is committed to upholding & safeguarding the rights of women. Cross-sectoral policies aimed at reducing gender inequalities, removing barriers to women participation, such as harassment at work place,…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations First Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary General Debate – Agenda Item 2 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 25 June 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. India’s obfuscation of facts and propagation of disinformation never fails to bemuse. The nexus between Indian Security agencies, Hindutwa politicians and the state controlled media, spread fake news and disinformation to achieve parochial objectives. They mislead their citizens, polarize…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan – Agenda Item-2: Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights 25 June 2019

Mr. President,                    We thank the High Commissionerfor her report. She has rightly drawn our attention to the human rights violations due to statelessness, incitement to violence/hate speech, religious intolerance, inequalities, lack of social safety nets and impunity. This Council must adopt an even-handed and objective approach to mitigate these trends. Last year, the High…

Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations Second Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary General Debate – Agenda Item 2 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 25 June 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. We are amazed at the audacity of the Indian delegation to give sermon on the protection of minorities while persecuting them domestically and flouting its international human rights obligations. Unlike India whose attacks on Pakistan are based on concocted…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner June 25, 2019

Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. The OIC welcomesthe High Commissioner’s continued attention to the root causes of global human rights challenges, such as inequalities, deteriorating democratic values, ongoing and protracted conflicts, forceful displacement of millions of people, and racial and…

Statement by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of expression and Special Rapporteur on peaceful assembly (41th Session of Human Rights Council) 25 June 2019

Mr. President,                 We have taken note of the reports of both the Special Rapporteurs. The cyber space provides both opportunities as well as challenges in the domain of human rights. Many loopholes are present in the current global framework for internet governance, therefore it is necessary to have comprehensive discussion to find the right…

PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS 41th Session of the Human Rights Council General Debate – Agenda Item 2 First Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary 25 June 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. India’s obfuscation of facts and propagation of disinformation never fails to bemuse. The nexus between Indian Security agencies, Hindutwapoliticians and the state-controlled media, spread fake news and disinformation to achieve parochial objectives. Theymislead their citizens, polarize their society on…

PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS 41th Session of the Human Rights Council General Debate – Agenda Item 2 Second Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary 25 June 2019

Mr. President, Pakistan is making this right of reply in response to India’s Right of Reply. We are amazed at the audacity of the Indian delegation to give sermon on the protection of minorities while persecuting them domestically and flouting its international human rights obligations. Unlike India, whose attacks on Pakistan are based on concocted…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner June 25, 2019

Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. The OIC welcomesthe High Commissioner’s continued attention to the root causes of global human rights challenges, such as inequalities, deteriorating democratic values, ongoing and protracted conflicts, forceful displacement of millions of people, and racial and…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan – Agenda Item-2: Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner for Human Rights delivered by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan – 25 June 2019

Mr. President,             We thank the High Commissionerfor her report. She has rightly drawn our attention to the human rights violations due to statelessness, incitement to violence/hate speech, religious intolerance, inequalities, lack of social safety nets and impunity. This Council must adopt an even-handed and objective approach to mitigate these trends.           Last year,…

Statement by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants and the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity (41th Session of Human Rights Council) 24 June 2019

Mr. President,           We thank both the Special Rapporteurs for the presentation of their reports.   Our expression of solidarity with migrants particularly women and girls, is very timely. Undoubtedly, Global Compact is a milestone in the context of the global dialogue and international cooperation on migration which is a source of progress and prosperity…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan for Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Health and Special Rapporteur on Leprosy 24 June 2019

Mr. President, We thank both the Special Rapporteurs for their insightful reports and presentations. The Special Rapporteur (SR) on Health has rightly pointed out that good mental health and well-being cannot be defined by the absence of a mental health condition, but rather must be defined by the social, psychosocial, political, economic and physical environment…

Second Right of Reply by Pakistan delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary, High Level Segment of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), 28 February 2019

Mr. President, We are exercising this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India’s uncalled for attack on Pakistan, is a part of its diversionary tactics of resorting to baseless polemic and provocative rhetoric against Pakistan. India’s so-called dossiers have always been fabrication of lies that cannot stand a day in any…

Statement delivered by Pakistan on behalf of Like Minded Group General Debate – Agenda Item 10 (Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building) 40th HRC Session (20 March 2019)

Mr. President, I have the honour to make the statement on behalf of Like-Minded Group of Countries. The complete list of the cosponsors would be shared on the extranet. Technical assistance and capacity building is one of the core functions of the Human Rights Council. It can be an effective tool for constructive engagement if…

40TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Agenda Item 10 “Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building” Statement on behalf of the OIC (20March 2019)

Mr. President,           OIC believes that human rights agenda can be best served through cooperation and mutual assistance. Rather than naming and shaming and political point scoring, the Council’s mechanisms must adopt a cooperative framework for the promotion and protection of all human rights. In this regard, OIC considers that Technical cooperation and capacity building…

40thSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by OIC 19 March 2019

Mr. President, The OIC Member States strongly believe in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples, without any discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, colour or socio-economic status. OIC Member States are concerned over the increased incidents of anti-Muslim attacks and sentiments. A manifestation of such…