42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner 17 September 2019

  Mr. President,           I am delivering this statement on behalf of OIC group of countries. OIC would reiterate that ‘Islamophobia’ is a serious concern for OIC. It has taken many dreadful forms including inter alia hate speech by some media groups, attacks on women wearing hijab, murder of innocents by cow vigilantes, denigration of…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner – 10 September 2019

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)  General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner – 10 September 2019 Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. OIC believes that inclusive and constructive engagement between all stakeholders…

42nd SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner 10 September 2019

Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. OIC believes that inclusive and constructive engagement between all stakeholders is necessary to ensure promotion and protection of all human rights. Setting aside our political divides and differences and working on commonalities is needed more…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner in follow-up to Resolution S-27/1 Remarks by OIC 10 July 2019

Thank you, Mr. President. The OIC Group remains deeply concerned at the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. We thank the High Commissioner for her Oral Update about this human rights and humanitarian crisis. The OIC believes that racial and religious discriminationremains one of the biggest obstacles to global peace and security.…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 10 (Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building) 41st HRC Session (9 July 2019)

Mr. President,           OIC considers that the Human Rights Council can play its role in the promotion and protection of all human rights by supporting the national efforts and strengthening national mechanisms and institutions.   Technical cooperation and capacity building is the most effective, non-politicized, impartial and objective tool at the disposal of Human Rights Council…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by OIC 8 July 2019

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 UN Secretary General,during the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on Item 4 2 July, 2019

Mr. President,             We deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC. OIC reiterates that all human rights are interdependent and indivisible and must be treaty equally. There need to be equal on emphasis given to economic, social and cultural rights especially right to development. We consider that through concerted efforts of the international community…

41st SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on Item 3 1 July, 2019

Mr. President,             We deliver this statement on behalf of the OIC. The OIC is gravely concerned on the rise in Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism and racial discrimination around the world. Islamophobia is not only a violation in itself but also paves the way to violation of all other human rights. It manifests in the forms…

41stSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Statement by Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) General Debate on the Report of the High Commissioner June 25, 2019

Mr. President,                On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update. The OIC welcomesthe High Commissioner’s continued attention to the root causes of global human rights challenges, such as inequalities, deteriorating democratic values, ongoing and protracted conflicts, forceful displacement of millions of people, and racial and…

40TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Agenda Item 10 “Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building” Statement on behalf of the OIC (20March 2019)

Mr. President,           OIC believes that human rights agenda can be best served through cooperation and mutual assistance. Rather than naming and shaming and political point scoring, the Council’s mechanisms must adopt a cooperative framework for the promotion and protection of all human rights. In this regard, OIC considers that Technical cooperation and capacity building…

40thSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Item-9 – Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance, follow-up and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action Remarks by OIC 19 March 2019

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. OIC Member States are concerned over the increased incidents of anti-Muslim attacks and sentiments. A manifestation of such…

39thSESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate on Agenda Item 7 -Human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan (24 September 2018)

Mr. President, The OIC Member States are extremely concerned to see that due to continued international paralysis, Israel, the Occupying Power, has persisted with its deliberate, systematic and gross violations in Occupied Palestine with total impunity.  It continues to relentlessly act as a State above the law and unbound by principles of international law. It…

OIC Statement delivered by Pakistan General Debate – Agenda Item 5 (Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms) 39th HRC Session (19 September 2018)

Mr. President, The OIC considers that equitable distribution of financial and human resources is critical for effective and unbiased discharge of the mandates of the Special Procedures as underscored in UNGA Resolution 65/281. The OIC reiterates that work of the Special Procedure Mandate Holders and treaty bodies should always be guided by the principles of…

39TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL General Debate Agenda item-4: “Human Rights Situations that require Council’s attention” Statement on behalf of the OIC 18 September 2018

Mr. President,             The OIC in its statements under Agenda items 2 and 3, has highlighted a number of situations that require attention of this Council.   The OIC wishes to reiterate its serious concerns on rising intolerance against migrants and minorities, fed by racism and populism practiced by mainstream political parties. The OIC…

39TH SESSION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Interactive Dialogue with Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar Statement on behalf of the OIC delivered by Pakistan (18 September 2018)

Statement delivered by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in Geneva Mr. President, We thank the Members of the Fact Finding Mission (FFM) for presentation of this report. The OIC remains deeply concerned at the deteriorating human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. The findings of the final…

Statement by the OIC in the General Debate Agenda item 3: “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” (39th Session of Human Rights Council) 14 September 2018

Mr. President, OIC Member States reiterate that all human rights are equal and should be treated with similar focus and attention. The OIC advocates non-politicization of the Human Rights Council for promotion and protection of all human rights. Selectivity and double standards delegitimize the global human rights agenda and tarnish the lofty ideals that we…

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 39th Session of the HRC (Geneva, 11 September 2018)

Mr. President,             On behalf of the OIC, I thank the High Commissioner for her report and the oral update   The OIC welcomes Madam Michelle Bachelet in her new role and appreciate her oral update. She confronts global human rights challenges in the context of deteriorating democratic values, ongoing and protracted conflicts, forceful…

Statement by the OIC in the General Debate – Agenda item 3: “Protection and Promotion of all Human Rights, civil political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development” (38th Session of Human Rights Council) 25 June 2018

  Mr. President, OIC Member States reiterate their principled position that all human rights are equal and should be treated with similar focus and attention. The OIC has always advocated non-politicization of the Council where discussions take place in a constructive, non- confrontationist, objective and non-selective manner. The nation of selectivity among human rights and…

Statement by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at the 38th Session of the Human Rights Council under Agenda Item 2: “Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General” (19 June 2018)

Mr. President,   The OIC thanks High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for his presentation. We acknowledge his able stewardship of the OHCHR and wish him well in his future endeavours.   The OIC supports efforts for protection and promotion of all human rights, based on the principles of universality, impartiality, non-selectivity and transparency. The…

STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC COOPERATION FOR 28TH SPECIAL SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Mr. President, We are delivering this statement on behalf of the OIC Member States. The OIC expresses its strong condemnation to the arbitrary killing of more than 100 Palestinians including women and children by the Israeli Occupation Forces. This disproportionate use of force by the Israel also resulted in severe injuries to thousands of Palestinian…

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 Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 4 (36th Session of Human Rights Council) 19 September 2017

Mr. President,    On behalf of OIC Member States, I want to bring to the attention of the Council Human Rights situations of serious concern for the group, many of which have already been highlighted by the group in its statements in the general debates of Agenda Items 2 and 3. OIC would reiterate that ‘Islamophobia’…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC under general debate Agenda item 3 – (36th Session of Human Rights Council) – 15 September 2017

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC member States we would like to express our unequivocal conviction that all human rights should be treated globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis. 2. We hope that development-based approach is integrated in the work of the OHCHR, since it…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC Biennial Panel Discussion on Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human – Rights 36THHRC SESSION – (14 September 2017)

Mr. President, On behalf of OIC Member States, we welcome the holding of this biennial panel discussion on unilateral coercive measures and human rights. We consider that this is an important subject because such measures adversely impact enjoyment of human rights. 2. We are deeply alarmed by the disproportionate and indiscriminate human costs of unilateral…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan – On behalf of OIC – Item 5 General Debate – 35th Session of HRC – (16 June 2017)

  Mr President, I am making these comments on behalf of OIC Member States. OIC Member States would like to reiterate that the work of the Special Procedures of Human Rights Council should be guided by the principles of universality, objectivity, impartiality, constructive cooperation, non-selectivity and non-politicization. The issue of adequate funding remains a challenge…

STATEMENT BY PAKISTAN ON BEHALF OF THE OIC IN THE GENERAL DEBATE UNDER AGENDA ITEM 9 – 35th HRC Session

Mr. President,             I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of the OIC.             The OIC group strongly believes in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all peoples without any discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, colour or socio-economic status. The OIC resolution 16/18 on…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of OIC – General Debate under Agenda Item 8 – 35th Session of HRC

Mr. President, I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of the member states of the OIC. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) reaffirms the importance of ensuring the universality, objectivity and non-selectivity of the consideration of human rights issues. We believe that human rights, while being dynamic, interdependent and indivisible…

Item 3 General Debate – Statement by Pakistan on behalf of the OIC – 35th HRC Session

  Mr. President, I have the honour to make this statement on behalf of the Member States of the OIC. The OIC Member States believe that the realization of the right to development is crucial and significant for the realization of all other human rights and preserving human dignity. All human rights should be treated…

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC – Panel discussion on the rights of women – Theme: Women’s rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: health and gender equality – 35th HRC Session – (13 June 2017)

  Mr. President, We make this statement on behalf of OIC member states. We believe in the promotion and protection of rights of women. No society can truly progress without inclusive socio-economic development of women. In this regard the Sustainable Development Goals particularly those related to health and education become very important, considering the far…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of OIC Clustered ID with Special Rapporteur on Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences – 35th HRC Session – (12 June 2017)

  Mr. President,             We appreciate both the Special Rapporteurs for presenting comprehensive reports. We strongly believe that independent judiciary being one of the pillars of a functioning democracy plays a pivotal role in the protection and promotion of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms. The high moral standards, transparency, impartiality and accountability are the…