Remarks by Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi, Acting Permanent Representative during the Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Torture and Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (34th Session of HRC) 2nd March 2017

Mr. President, We take note of the reports of Special Rapporteur on Torture and Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders which reaffirm priorities of their respective mandates. We concur with the Special Rapporteur that torture in all its forms and manifestations violates human rights and fundamental freedoms and negates the principle of human dignity. Protection…