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…