Pakistan believes that every exercise of power, political or economic, which affects people’s lives must be subject to democratic controls and compatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. This is essential for establishing democratic and equitable international order.
2. Unilateral coercive measures in the form of sanctions adversely impact the most vulnerable. Such one-sided measures can be counterproductive, as women and children become the ultimate sufferers. There is need to examine the impacts of unilateral coercive measures on international humanitarian and human rights law and on the economy, peace, security and social fabric of States, giving due consideration to the most vulnerable.
3. We believe that there is need for an independent mechanism of the United Nations human rights machinery for the victims of unilateral coercive measure to address the issues of remedies and redress with a view to promote accountability and reparations. This mechanism could be set up by means of a multilateral convention, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations, to which States would be invited to adhere and which would provide a forum
through which individuals and entities affected by unilateral coercive measures could bring direct claims against targeting States or international organizations.
I thank you Mr. President