40TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate on Agenda item 5: “Human Rights bodies and mechanism” Statement on behalf of the OIC (13 March 2019)

Mr. President, The OIC Member States actively participated in the Forum on Minorities and shared best practices and steps taken for the promotion and protection of all human rights of minorities. OIC considers this Forum as an important platform for highlighting the concerns of minorities. States should ensure that necessary checks and balances are in…

Statement delivered by Mr. Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations 40th Session of Human Rights Council General Debate – Agenda Item 5 – “Human Rights bodies and mechanism” (13 March 2019)

Mr. President, The theme of the eleventh session of the Forum on Minorities relating to Statelessness was very pertinent considering contemporary challenges emanating from conflicts, forced population movements and migration. Statelessness can have significant negative impact on a person’s ability to fully enjoy human rights and fundamental freedoms and to have access to a remedy…

Remarks by Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the minority issues (40th Session of Human Rights Council) 13 March 2019

Mr. President,   We support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and consider his recent report on Statelessness very important in the current scenario where the rhetoric of ‘us’ against ‘them’ is gaining ground in different parts of the world. We would urge the Special Rapporteur to share instances where minorities have been stripped of…