22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council - item 4 - Ms Gala Maric

12 March 2013
Item 4: Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention.

General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council's Attention

Full text of the statement:

We are concerned about the continued impunity of some of the most serious human rights violators and regret that both the High Commissioner Office and the Council have failed to take adequate action to redress the killing of as many as three million people by the illegal use of force against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq.

As this august Council convenes for its 22nd regular session, Iraqi - and many others - are commemorating the 10th anniversary of the illegal slaughter of 1.5 million Iraqis, a figure confirmed by a household survey published in the Lancet. Yet, this Council has done nothing to end the impunity of the purveyors of this violence.

22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council - item 4 - Ms Gala Maric
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12 March 2013
Item 4: Human Rights situations that require the Council's attention.

General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council's Attention

Full text of the statement:

We are concerned about the continued impunity of some of the most serious human rights violators and regret that both the High Commissioner Office and the Council have failed to take adequate action to redress the killing of as many as three million people by the illegal use of force against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq.

As this august Council convenes for its 22nd regular session, Iraqi - and many others - are commemorating the 10th anniversary of the illegal slaughter of 1.5 million Iraqis, a figure confirmed by a household survey published in the Lancet. Yet, this Council has done nothing to end the impunity of the purveyors of this violence.