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 Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President,             We appreciate both the Special Rapporteurs for presenting comprehensive reports. We strongly believe that independent judiciary being one of the pillars of a functioning democracy plays a pivotal role in the protection and promotion of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. The high moral standards, transparency, impartiality and accountability are the…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, on behalf of OIC Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President,             We thank both the Special Rapporteurs on presentation of their reports. OIC strongly believes in rule of law and considers it as the basic element of peace and socio-economic development. An independent, accountable and empowered judiciary is necessary for ensuring justice in the society which has direct implications on the promotion…