Agenda Item 4: Human Rights Situation that Require the Council's Attention
Statement by: International-Lawyers.Org and Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ
3 July 2019
In the deliberations under agenda item 4 entitled Human rights situations that require the Council's attention, this meant to take the necessary action so as to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights for all.
A State in which torture is practised on the widest scale, in which the death penalty is applied after swift and unfair trials, and in which hundreds of thousands of innocent people are placed in prisons and detention centers for many years without trials, it is incumbent upon this Council to examine its situation and take the necessary measures.
A State in which corruption is extended to the sale of ministerial posts, governorates, deputy ministers, and almost all public posts, must be subject to a detailed examination by this esteemed Council
A country in which high-ranking officials share its national wealth but leave the citizens without drinking water, without medical care, without education, and without social services. Meanwhile its Parliament adopts laws to discriminate between citizens in salaries, pensions and services ... Indeed, the Council must urgently examine this situation.
I’m talking here on the situation in Iraq, for which a Special Rapporteur must be appointed by this esteemed Council.
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