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…