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Source: United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Human Rights Council
4 March 2014




HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HEARS FROM 20 DIGNITARIES AS IT CONTINUES ITS HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT
4 March 2014

The Human Rights Council in a midday meeting today continued with its High-level Segment, hearing statements from 20 dignitaries who raised issues on human rights violations in a number of countries and regions and national efforts to promote and protect human rights.

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High-level Segment

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DATO SRI ANIFAH AMAN,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, ...

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... There remained serious human rights concerns that merited the Council’s continued attention, including the suffering of the Palestinian people and the increasingly desperate situation in Syria. ...

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MAITE NKOANA-MASHABANE, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, ...

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... It was saddening that the Council had failed to hold the occupying power accountable for its actions towards the Palestinian people. ...

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BANDAR BIN MOHAMMED ALIBAN, Chairman of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, ...

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... The recent serious events and developments in different parts of the world should not make the international community forget the cause of the Palestinian people who had suffered under occupation for more than six decades, exposed to the worst forms of human rights violations because of the failure to achieve any tangible results in the peace process, and Israel’s continued imposition of the ‘fait accompli’ policy. Saudi Arabia called on Israel, as an occupying power, to enable the Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to access those territories which were part of his mandate.

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ANWAR MOHAMMED GARGASH, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, ...

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... Current efforts to facilitate a two-State solution between the Palestinians and the Israelis were strongly supported. It was up to Israel to recognise its responsibility to make the compromises necessary to achieve peace. ...

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