Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan Item 10 (Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building) 37 Session of HRC 21 March 2018

  Mr. President, Technical assistance and capacity building in Human Rights is an important function of the Council. Every State whether developed or developing faces its own peculiar challenges in the realization of basic human rights. Therefore, international community has to work together and constructively to support eachothers’ efforts for the promotion and protection of…

37TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Remarks on behalf of the OIC General Debate Item-9 – 20 March 2018

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 OIC resolution 16/18 on “Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of, and discrimination, incitement to violence and…

37TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Remarks by Pakistan General Debate Item-9 – 20 March 2018

    Mr. President, We are confronted with a surge of new and contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances. The world is witnessing religious communities vilified, ethnic minorities physically targeted, and migrants demonized. Recent reports have also documented an alarming increase in racially and religiously motivated crimes. It is regrettable that…

37TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks by Pakistan General Debate Item-8 March 19, 2018

    Mr. President, Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains among the unique sets of guiding principles that help all stakeholders work together for the realization of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. UDHR inspires the States to align their national laws and policies in pursuit of upholding human rights and ensuring human dignity within…

37TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General debate on ITEM 7 Remarks by Pakistan (19 March 2018)

    Mr. President,   The debate under item 7 reminds us of our collective failures as United Nations to protect the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms of the people of Palestine and those of the occupied Syrian Golan. But these deliberations strengthen our belief in the resolve and unwavering spirit of the people…

37TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Remarks on behalf of the OIC General Debate Item-8 19 March 2018

  Mr. President, Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an inspirational document. It commits to uplift the dignity of the inhabitants through ensuring promulgation of inclusive policies. The OIC Member States wish to reiterate that Islam prohibits exercise of any form of compulsion on human beings or exploitation of their poverty or ignorance. We believe…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan – General debate on ITEM 5 – 37th HRC Session (March 2017)

  Mr. President, The OIC reiterates that work of the Special Procedures of Human Rights Council and treaty bodies should always be guided by the principles of universality, objectivity, impartiality, constructive cooperation, non-selectivity and non-politicization. All human rights must be treated on equal basis. The OIC considers that equitable distribution of financial and human resources…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – Agenda Item 5 – 37th HRC Session (15 March 2018)

  Mr. President,           We supported the theme of the Tenth Minority Forum of “Minority Youth: towards inclusive and diverse societies”. The Minority Forum provided all stakeholders an opportunity to share best practices, views, experiences and concerns. It gave us a chance to listen to the youth which is important in designing policies for their…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 7 – 37th Session of the Human Rights Council  

  Mr. President,   The OIC expresses its disapproval at the reluctance of some States to participate in the general debate of item7. This item is fundamental and permanent on the Council’s agenda, focusing on the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian territory and other occupied Arab territories, as it is the role of…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 Agenda Item 7 37th Session of the Human Rights Council

Thank you, Mr. President,   The OIC would like to thank Professor Lynk and to express our appreciation for his report and presentation to the Human Rights Council. We condemn Israel’s refusal to cooperate with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, consistent with its culture of non-cooperation with special procedures mandate holders and other United…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General debate on ITEM 5 37th HRC Session (March 2017)

  Mr. President, The OIC reiterates that work of the Special Procedures of Human Rights Council and treaty bodies should always be guided by the principles of universality, objectivity, impartiality, constructive cooperation, non-selectivity and non-politicization. All human rights must be treated on equal basis. The OIC considers that equitable distribution of financial and human resources…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil Permanent Representative of Pakistan Agenda Item 5 37th HRC Session (15 March 2018)

  Mr. President,           We supported the theme of the Tenth Minority Forum of “Minority Youth: towards inclusive and diverse societies”. The Minority Forum provided all stakeholders an opportunity to share best practices, views, experiences and concerns. It gave us a chance to listen to the youth which is important in designing policies for their…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on rights of minorities (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 14 March 2018

  Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur for presentation of his report and reaffirm our support for his mandate. We support the four thematic priorities set forth by Special Rapporteur in his report for his work. There can be no two opinions regarding the adverse impact of statelessness and the denial of citizenship right…

37TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan during the General Debate of Item 4 -14 March 2018

Mr. President,           OIC group strongly pays its homage to the teenage Palestinian Human Rights activist, the brave Ahed Tamimi who raised her voice against the occupation forces and strongly condemns her illegal and highly deplorable military trial. This Council cannot remain silent over the trial and persecution of a teenage girl. A similar plight is…

RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN – 37th Session of the Human Rights Council – 14 March, 2018

  Mr. President, The Indian delegation has once again resorted to misleading this Council, falsifying history and maligning my country through a series of lies and factual inaccuracies. The first such blatant lie is that Jammu and Kashmir is part of India. Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, as marked clearly in all United…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland at the Human Rights Council Agenda Item 4: Human Rights situations that require Council’s attention (Geneva, 14 March 2018)

    Mr. President, On human rights situation that require Council’s attention, we are concerned with the growing scale of xenophobia, racial discrimination and anti Muslim sentiments created by extremist political parties and their leaders who deliberately target the weak, the marginalized and the excluded. The effects of this phenomenon on the global human rights…

OIC Statement under general debate Agenda item 3 delivered by Permanent Representative of Pakistan Farukh Amil on behalf of OIC (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 9 March 2018

  Mr. President,    OIC member States would reiterate their principled position that all human rights and regions should be treated on equal footing with equal attention. We have been advocating for non-politicization of the Council where discussions take place in a constructive, non- confrontationist, objective and non-selective manner. These desirable objectives cannot be fulfilled without…

Statement by Pakistan Delivered by Permanent Representative Farukh Amil General Debate (agenda item 3) 37th Session of the Human Rights Council 9 March 2018

  Mr. President, The right to self-determination is a bedrock principle of the international order. And, it is a principle that is enshrined in the foundational documents of the international community- ranging from the UN Charter, to the two International Covenants. Without this right, all other rights become an illusion. The Council, the Committees, the…

Statement by Mr. Tahir Andrabi,   Pakistan Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, on agenda Item-2: ID with High Commissioner 37th Session of the HRC (Geneva, 08 March 2018)

  Mr. President,               We thank the High Commissioner for his report.       Pakistan shares the concern of the High Commissioner on continuing conflicts and crises across the global with serious human rights and humanitarian consequences. This Council and OHCHR must advocate and work towards permanent and peaceful settlement of such conflicts, thereby…

Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Agenda Item-2: of ID with High Commissioner delivered by OIC Coordinator, Ambassador Farukh Amil,  Permanent Representative of Pakistan 37th Session of the HRC (Geneva, 08 March 2018)

  Mr. President,               On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for his report and the interactive dialogue.   We, in the OIC, are deeply concerned that ongoing conflicts and humanitarian crises have compounded in the last one year. Armed interventions and unsettled disputes continue to jeopardize peace and security with…

Statement by Mr. Tahir Andrabi,   Pakistan Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, on agenda Item-2: ID with High Commissioner 37th Session of the HRC (Geneva, 08 March 2018)

    Mr. President,               We thank the High Commissioner for his report.       Pakistan shares the concern of the High Commissioner on continuing conflicts and crises across the global with serious human rights and humanitarian consequences. This Council and OHCHR must advocate and work towards permanent and peaceful settlement of such conflicts,…

Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Agenda Item-2: of ID with High Commissioner delivered by OIC Coordinator, Ambassador Farukh Amil,  Permanent Representative of Pakistan 37th Session of the HRC (Geneva, 08 March 2018)

  Mr. President,               On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for his report and the interactive dialogue.   We, in the OIC, are deeply concerned that ongoing conflicts and humanitarian crises have compounded in the last one year. Armed interventions and unsettled disputes continue to jeopardize peace and security with…

RIGHT OF REPLY BY PAKISTAN 37th Session of the Human Rights Council 8 March 2018

  Mr. President,           We are making this right of reply in response to India’s right of reply. India continues obfuscation of facts and twisting of historical realities. How can India claim Kashmir to be part of India in the Council when it is recognized as an international dispute by the UN Security Council resolutions…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Panel discussion on the rights of persons with disabilities (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 7 March 2018

  Mr. President, We appreciate the insightful interventions of the panellists which focus on provision of different forms of rights-based support and assistance for persons with disabilities, in consultation with them. Persons with disabilities have every right to act as productive and important citizen of the society and States must provide persons with disabilities access…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on persons with disabilities and Independent Expert on Albinism (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 6 March 2018

  Mr. President, We appreciate the report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, which focuses on guidance for States on how to ensure the provision of different forms of rights-based support and assistance for persons with disabilities, in consultation with them. Pakistan signed the UN Convention for the Rights of…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material and the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 6 March 2018

  Mr President,           We thank both the Special Rapporteurs for the presentation of their reports. We value mandate and work of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children and appreciate his report. Commercial international surrogacy practices rightly highlighted in the report of the Special Rapporteur are of serious concern and…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and armed conflict and violence against children (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 6 March 2018

  Mr. President,           We thank the Special Representative for the presentation of his reports and consider his work important in the protection of fundamental rights of children. The children are our future. We cannot and must not allow any harm to them. The UNICEF report “A familiar face: violence in the lives of children…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief (37th Session of Human Rights Council) 2 March 2018

  Mr. President, We thank the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief for presentation of his report. Pakistan is a country with diverse cultural, religious and social heritage. For us, respecting and promoting freedom of religion or belief is not only a duty to our citizens as a functioning democracy; it is also…