41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate on Agenda Item 7 -Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories Remarks by Pakistan (8 July 2019)

Mr. President,   Pakistan reaffirms the importance of this important Agenda Item. The Right to SelfDetermination is a basic human right which is enshrined in the UN Charter and Common Article 1 of the two Covenants. It is unfortunate and regrettable that in some parts of the world, including in Palestine, millions of people have…

PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS Second Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary General Debate – Agenda Item 8 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 8 July 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply to India’s right of reply. Does Indian democracy follow the same set of moral standards as the rest of the world? Do draconian laws such as Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Public Safety Act exist in other functioning democracies? The last nail in the coffin…

PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN TO THE UNITED NATIONS First Right of Reply delivered by Qazi Saleem, First Secretary General Debate – Agenda Item 8 41th Session of the Human Rights Council 8 July 2019

Mr. President, We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India’s continues to attack the High Commissioner for Human Rights and her office for publishing the Kashmir report. We ask the Council, is it befitting for a Council member to attack the Premier human right defender of the world…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on Item 8 Vienna Declaration and Program of Action 8 July, 2019

Mr. President,           We deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC. VDPA identifies foundation principles of human rights mechanisms and approaches. These principles include, inter alia, first, the respect for human dignity making human person as the centre of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. Second, all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by Pakistan 8 July 2019

Mr. President, Pakistan is also deeply concerned at the rise of racism, xenophobia and intolerance, and rejects these in the strongest possible terms.           In the contemporary world, xenophobia, racism and anti-migrantpolicies, pursued on the plank of populist platforms by mainstream political parties, are on the rise. This newxenophobic political discourse and ideologically motivated hate…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Agenda Item-8 – 8 July 2019

Mr. President, The VDPA envisaged a world free from torture, racism and racial discrimination, human rights violations especially against vulnerable groups including minorities, women, children, persons with disabilities, migrants etc. It stressed on the principles of equality, justice, tolerance, fair-play in international dealings and giving equal importance to all human rights, including the right to…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate on Agenda Item 7 -Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan (08 July 2019)

    Mr. President, I have the honor to make this statement on behalf of the OIC.     Once again, we express deep concern that certain member states decided to boycott Agenda Item 7 which is a deliberate attempt to undermine the credibility of the Human Rights Council. We would like to ask those…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by OIC 8 July 2019

Mr. President, The OIC Member States strongly believe in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples, without any discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, colour or socio-economic status. The UN Secretary General,during the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech…