Egypt calls for investigating human rights violations in Yemen
Thursday، 29 September 2016 - 02:38 PM
Egypt's permanent envoy to the United Nations Amr Ramadan said the Egyptian delegation at the world body called on the high commissioner for human rights to provide technical support for the Yemeni government and the independent national committee to investigate the human rights violations in Yemen.
Ramadan’s remarks came during the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the report of the high commissioner on Yemen.
Ramadan deplored difficulties that faced the commission during its mission Yemen.
He added that the Egyptian delegation wished that the report, introduced by the high commissioner, took into account more than 800 systematic human rights violations, mentioned in an earlier report. Such violations should drive the international community to assume its responsibility in Yemen. (MENA)
Egypt's permanent representative to the UN Amr Ramadan asserted that the Egyptian mission shares the same view of an independent expert on Sudan, who believes significant progress in human rights was achieved in the Arab country.
In a speech before the Human Rights Council, Ramadan said the expert's view reflects efforts exerted and measures taken by the Sudanese government over the past year to boost and protect rights.
Yet the Egyptian diplomat pointed to some reservations about a report presented by the independent expert, noting that it adopted an approach of generalization as in the case of a journalist who was interrogation by the state about a certain incident and another probe with a non-governmental organization, both of which were considered rights breaches.
He noted that the report overlooked several violations committed by armed groups in Sudan. It also ignored many initiatives floated by the Sudanese government to cement and protect human rights.
The report also neglected unilateral sanctions imposed on Sudan, said Ramadan.
Besides, boosting and protecting human rights are linked with the seriousness of the international community in supporting the Libyan presidential council, Egypt's permanent envoy to the United Nations Amr Ramadan said .
Ramadan’s remarks came during the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
He said the Libyan crisis was in a critical phase which affected the situation of human rights in the country, a matter of concern for all the parties, especially with the existence of terrorist groups in the country.
Amr added that the Egyptian delegation saw an importance in supporting the Libyan presidential council to control the country and its institutions, and put an end to militant groups in Libya.