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Source: Human Rights Council
2 March 2010



HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HEARS STATEMENTS BY 14 DIGNITARIES UNDER HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT
2 March 2010

The Human Rights Council this afternoon continued its high-level segment, hearing from 14 dignitaries, who raised a number of issues, such as the 2011 review of the Council and its mechanisms and what it should focus on, and the lack of progress on the elimination of racism around the world, and who highlighted national efforts to promote and protect human rights.

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High-Level Segment

HUDA ALBAN,
Minister of Human Rights of Yemen, said the Government of Yemen appreciated the progress achieved by the Human Rights Council since its creation. The Council was always at the forefront of the struggle for the protection and promotion of human rights. One of the paradoxes in the world today was that everyone was talking about human rights, about the importance of protecting and strengthening them, and promoted themselves as being at the front of the fight; and yet, these rights were violated on a daily basis throughout the world, under various pretexts, some of which were highly illogical. Palestine had been occupied for the last 60 years, with a flagrant violation of the rights of the defenceless Palestinian people. In order to achieve the noble objectives set before the international community, it was not enough to adopt resolutions and use nice words, it was important to implement international agreements, and work together effectively to protect rights and restore dignity to human beings throughout the world.

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NEZAR AL-BAHARNA, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Bahrain, ...

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Bahrain called upon the international community to swiftly put an end to Israeli actions and end the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories.

MOHAMED TAIB NACIRI,
Minister of Justice of Morocco, ...

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On economic, social and cultural rights, a 2005 initiative in that regard had enhanced the social rights of the most vulnerable people. As part of implementing its commitment to human rights, Morocco had tried to harmonize legislation with international instruments. ... It affirmed its full solidarity with the brotherly Palestinian people and would continue its efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace in that region.

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HRC10/011E


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