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…

Second Right of Reply, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Item 3, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2019

We must give credit to Indian delegation for its consistency in misleading the Council, session after session, through its lies, obfuscation and meddling of the facts. India continues to flout its international human rights obligations by unleashing reign of terror in Indian Occupied Kashmir and then the irony is that it acts as a victim.…

First Right of Reply by Pakistan, Item 3, 40th Session of the Human Rights Council, 8 March 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India – the ‘Disinformation News Agency of the world’ continues to peddle the most absurd arguments in an effort to distract attention from their reprehensible human rights record. Lets take their arguments one by one. First, India maligns Pakistan for…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the General Debate (agenda item 3): “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” at 39th Session of the Human Rights Council (14 September 2018)

Mr. President, All human rights are equal and indivisible, to be treated with similar attention and emphasis. The Right to self determination, enshrined in the UN Charter and other International Covenants, is at the root of the realization of all these rights. In the last seven decades, Right to self determination galvanized the drive of…

Statement by the OIC in the General Debate Agenda item 3: “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” (39th Session of Human Rights Council) 14 September 2018

Mr. President, OIC Member States reiterate that all human rights are equal and should be treated with similar focus and attention. The OIC advocates non-politicization of the Human Rights Council for promotion and protection of all human rights. Selectivity and double standards delegitimize the global human rights agenda and tarnish the lofty ideals that we…

Ambassador Farukh Amil,  Permanent Representative of Pakistan at the General Debate (agenda item 3):  “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” at 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (25 July 2018)

Mr. President, Pakistan views all human rights as equal and indivisible, to be treated with similar attention and emphasis. The Right to self determination is enshrined in the foundational documents of the international community – the UN Charter and other International Covenants. Without this right, all other rights are illusory.  In the last seven decades,…

RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO INDIA’S RIGHT OF REPLY – 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (Agenda Item 3) – Delivered by Ms. Murk Aijaz 25 June 2018

  Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s statement. It is regrettable that India has once again resorted to baseless rhetoric against Pakistan. Such accusations cannot hide India’s crimes against humanity in Kashmir, or prevent Pakistan from voicing its support for Kashmiri people. India cannot unilaterally alter that…

Statement by the OIC in the General Debate – Agenda item 3: “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” (38th Session of Human Rights Council) 25 June 2018

  Mr. President, OIC Member States reiterate their principled position that all human rights are equal and should be treated with similar focus and attention. The OIC has always advocated non-politicization of the Council where discussions take place in a constructive, non- confrontationist, objective and non-selective manner. The nation of selectivity among human rights and…

SECOND RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN IN RESPONSE TO INDIA’S SECOND RIGHT OF REPLY – 38th Session of the Human Rights Council (Agenda Item 3) – Delivered by Ms. Murk Aijaz 25 June 2018

  Mr. President, We regret that the Indian Delegation has followed a predictable pattern of its response against Pakistan, which it had already repeated ad nauseam. The OHCHR report on Kashmir needs earnest follow up. India should implement its recommendation, including the Commission of Inquiry, as an opportunity to prove its charges against Pakistan and…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 3 – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 15 September 2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC member States we would like to express our unequivocal conviction that all human rights should be treated globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis. 2. We hope that development-based approach is integrated in the work of the OHCHR, since it…

Item 3 General Debate – Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC – 35th HRC Session

  Mr. President, I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of the Member States of the OIC. The OIC Member States believe that the realization of the right to development is crucial and significant for the realization of all other human rights and preserving human dignity. All human rights should be treated…

Remarks by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent representative of Pakistan – During General Debate under Item 3 – (35th Session of Human Rights Council) – 12 June 2017

   Mr. Vice President,   The UN Security Council Agenda and its Resolutions remain clear and valid to this day. Dismissing those seeking self-determination as militants is ridiculous. It runs counter to everything the UN stands for. Right to Self-determination are partners each incomplete without the other.   Citizens in Indian Occupied Kashmir have been…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of the OIC Member States – Agenda Item 3 – Panel Discussion on Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents and Human Rights -35th HRC Session – (9 June 2017)

Mr. President,               Many OIC member states are countries of origin, transit and destination, both for migrants and refugees. Many other are dealing with internal displacement. Since 1982, the OIC has remained “deeply concerned over the aggravation of the problem of refugees in many parts of the world, most of whom are members of…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Panel Discussion on Unaccompanied Migrant Children and Adolescents and Human Rights – 35th HRC – (9 June 2017)

  Mr. President,               It is alarming that “nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced”, according to UNICEF report. Irrespective of the root causes, these children and adolescents must be protected against all forms of human rights abuses and violations.   Children forced to flee or decide to leave…

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan On behalf of OIC Member States – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice – 35th HRC Session – (9 June 2017)

  Mr. President, Pakistan makes this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We thank the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice for its report. Islam believes in the principles of equality, non-discrimination and respect of women. OIC has been actively engaged in promoting and protecting the…

Statement by Pakistan General Debate (agenda item 3) 34th Session of the Human Rights Council 10 March 2017

Mr. President, Under Agenda item 3, we address a core, fundamental human right- the right to self determination of people, the right of peoples to determine their destiny, to choose the dispensation under which they would live their lives. The right to self-determination is a bedrock principle of the international order. And, it is a…

Item 3Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the WG on the use of mercenaries and SR on hazardous substances and wastes Comments made by Ambassador TehminaJanjua, Permanent Representative of Pakistan , On behalf of the OIC 33 rd Session of HRC , (1 5 September 2016)

  Mr. President We thank the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes and the Experts of the Working Group on the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-…