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…

National Statement by Pakistan for Interactive Dialogue with SR on the Right to Development – Agenda item 3 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 13 September2017

Mr. President, Pakistan thanks the Special Rapporteur for his report and work during the brief period of his assumption of this office. 2. Pakistan believes that poverty, illiteracy, disease, discrimination and inequality are serious challenges to the realization of Right to Development that hamper our capacity to protect and promote other basic human rights as…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC for Individual ID with SR on the right to development Agenda item 3 – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 13 September2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC Member States, I thank the Special Rapporteur for his report and appreciate his efforts and constructive engagement with all the stake holders for fulfilment of the mandate. OIC States are determined to move toward operationalization of the Right to Development and realize that there is no easy path to…

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…

Remarks by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – ID with SR on the Right to Freedom of Expression – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We thank the SR on freedom of opinion and expression for his report. The freedom of expression both online and offline plays a pivotal role in ensuring an open and free nature of the Internet. The private companies play an important role in this respect. Abuse of freedom of expression through any…

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 – 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, We thank the Working Group on the compilation of best practices in its report. Pakistan is a signatory of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. We strongly believe that real progress in all fields’ especially socio-economic development is not possible without the active and equal participation…

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 H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Special Rapporteur on Trafficking – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on trafficking for his comprehensive report. We believe that human trafficking and forced labour pose serious challenges towards the promotion and protection of all human rights. The sufferings increase many folds in case of vulnerable segments of society like women and children. We support the view of…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC – Agenda Item 3 – ID with Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons, especially women and children – 35th HRC Session – (8 June 2017)

Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children for outlining a number of important issues related to human trafficking and forced labour in his comprehensive report. We believe that human trafficking and forced labour are violations of basic human rights and cause alot of suffering to the victims.…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 3 – Clustered ID with SRs on IDPs & Extreme Poverty – 35th Session of Human Right Council – 8 June 2017

  Mr. President,   We thank the Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons for presenting their reports.    Pakistan is disappointed at the suggestion of the SP on the Human Rights of IDPs that “Afghan’s are being pushed back from Pakistan” and “Pakistan…

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-…

Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with WG on enforced disappearances and SR on Contemporary forms of slavery 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, I am delivering this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. We thank the SR for presentation of the report on contemporary forms of slavery and its causes and consequences, which tackles in detail the issue of debt bondage and outlines measures for its elimination. Being both labour sending…