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Source: Human Rights Council
13 June 2016


Human Rights Council opens thirty-second session, hears an update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights


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High Commissioner Zeid spoke of concerns about the situation in Turkey, South Caucasus, Hungary, Poland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the Occupied Palestinian Territory...

Tensions remained high across the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Israel, he noted, deploring violence against civilians on both sides.  The excessive use of force and the administrative detention of Palestinians without trial by the Israeli authorities were causes for concern.

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Iran, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, strongly condemned acts of terrorism perpetrated by ISIS.  The Non-Aligned Movement also condemned violations against the Palestinian people by the Israeli authorities.

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Qatar reiterated that the Palestinian cause was a central cause, whose resolution was necessary for progress in the Middle East.  All crimes perpetrated in Syria were condemned.  The Yemen peace negotiations had to be supported.

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Maldives was pleased to welcome 18 small island developing States at the Human Rights Council and thanked the donors and the Office for making universal participation at this session possible.  Maldives continued to express deep concern at the flagrant violations of human rights and mass atrocities, some amounting to war crimes, in Syria, Palestine, Iraq and many other countries.

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Maldives was pleased to welcome 18 small island developing States at the Human Rights Council and thanked the donors and the Office for making universal participation at this session possible.  Maldives continued to express deep concern at the flagrant violations of human rights and mass atrocities, some amounting to war crimes, in Syria, Palestine, Iraq and many other countries. 

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Saudi Arabia wished it had been possible to see the statement of the High Commissioner in advance.  Saudi Arabia stressed the place of Islam in the promotion of human rights in the country.  Appeals were reiterated to the international community to put an end to what was called the longest violation of human rights in history, the violations of human rights of the Palestinian people, which were the result of racist practices by Israel. 

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Algeria said that all human rights should be treated equally.  Countering terrorism meant ongoing mobilization and coordinated efforts to deal with the deep-rooted causes, in particular to root out its funding which came from paying ransom to terrorist groups when they took hostages.  Attention was also drawn to violations of human rights in Palestine and Western Sahara. 

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Namibia reiterated its support for the people of Palestine and for a referendum in Western Sahara.

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Kuwait condemned the occupation of the Palestinian peo/...

High Commissioner Zeid spoke of concerns about the situation in Turkey, South Caucasus, Hungary, Poland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, the Occupied Palestinian Territory...

Tensions remained high across the Occupied Palestinian Territory and in Israel, he noted, deploring violence against civilians on both sides.  The excessive use of force and the administrative detention of Palestinians without trial by the Israeli authorities were causes for concern.

/...

Iran, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, strongly condemned acts of terrorism perpetrated by ISIS.  The Non-Aligned Movement also condemned violations against the Palestinian people by the Israeli authorities.

/...

Qatar reiterated that the Palestinian cause was a central cause, whose resolution was necessary for progress in the Middle East. 

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Maldives was pleased to welcome 18 small island developing States at the Human Rights Council and thanked the donors and the Office for making universal participation at this session possible.  Maldives continued to express deep concern at the flagrant violations of human rights and mass atrocities, some amounting to war crimes, in Syria, Palestine, Iraq and many other countries.

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Saudi Arabia wished it had been possible to see the statement of the High Commissioner in advance.  Saudi Arabia stressed the place of Islam in the promotion of human rights in the country.  Appeals were reiterated to the international community to put an end to what was called the longest violation of human rights in history, the violations of human rights of the Palestinian people, which were the result of racist practices by Israel. 

/...

Algeria said that all human rights should be treated equally.  Countering terrorism meant ongoing mobilization and coordinated efforts to deal with the deep-rooted causes, in particular to root out its funding which came from paying ransom to terrorist groups when they took hostages.  Attention was also drawn to violations of human rights in Palestine and Western Sahara

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