39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General debate on ITEM 6- Universal Periodic Review Statement on behalf of the OIC delivered by Pakistan (21 September 2018)

Mr. President, UPR mechanism is one of the successes of the Human Rights Council. It was established to promote the universality, interdependence, indivisibility and interrelatedness of all human rights and to ensure universal coverage and equal treatment of all states. The OIC member states strongly support this mechanism. The UPR mechanism has helped create a…

Pakistan’s statement General Debate – Agenda Item 5 (Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms) 39th HRC Session (19 September 2018)

Mr. President,                 The working of Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms must be guided by the principles of transparency, accountability, objectivity, impartiality, constructive dialogue and non politicization. These principles must mean something. These principles should be translated into quantifiable indicators. The OHCHR may share the steps taken during the last year to promote these principles…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 5 (Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms) 39th HRC Session (19 September 2018)

Mr. President, The OIC considers that equitable distribution of financial and human resources is critical for effective and unbiased discharge of the mandates of the Special Procedures as underscored in UNGA Resolution 65/281. The OIC reiterates that work of the Special Procedure Mandate Holders and treaty bodies should always be guided by the principles of…