رفعت لجنة التحقيق الدولية المستقلة بشأن تقريرها إلى مجلس حقوق الإنسان وتصف وصول العنف في سوريا إلى “مستويات لا يمكن تصورها”

وتقدم اليوم اللجنة الدولية المستقلة للتحقيق في الجمهورية العربية السورية تقريراً إلى مجلس حقوق الإنسان التابع للأمم المتحدة بشأن الصراع الدائر. لاحظ أعضاء اللجنة مع الأسف أن ” للحفاظ على جهود الوكالات الإنسانية العاملة داخل سوريا وعلى طول حدودها، لم يفعل المجتمع الدولي إلا القليل ولكنه شاهد على محنة هؤلاء الذين وقعوا في دوامة. يشعر السوريون باليأس والنسيان. يجب على الدول ذات تأثير والمجتمع الدولي العمل على ضمان حماية المدنيين. وخصوصاً، كما هو مبين في قرار مجلس الأمن 2139، يجب رفع الحصار والسماح بوصول المساعدات الإنسانية دون عوائق “.

“The concept of child-sensitive justice is at the centre of the protection of human rights for children”: The United Nations Human Rights Council on Children’s Access to Justice

Article 2 (3) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides for the right to an effective remedy, and this guarantee implies that all children must be able to obtain fair and timely remedy for violations of their rights. In its General Comment No. 31 on the Nature of the General Legal Obligation Imposed on State Parties to the Covenant, the Human Rights Committee also emphasised that such “remedies should be appropriately adapted so as to take account of the special vulnerability of certain categories of person, including in particular children”.

One soldier told a Muslim man as his village was being burned: “The only thing you can do is pray to save your lives”

On the 12th March 2014, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, submitted his report to the United National Human Rights Council. He concluded that “extrajudicial killing, rape and other forms of sexual violence, arbitrary detention, torture and ill-treatment in detention, denial of due process and fair trial rights, and the forcible transfer and severe deprivation of liberty of populations has taken place on a large scale and has been directed against the Rohingya Muslim population in Rakhine State.”

“We should raise our ambitions beyond just preventing violations”: Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Minister reaffirmed Bahrain’s commitment to cooperating with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and noted that a delegation from her Office is currently in Bahrain engaging in consultations to draw up a Programme of Technical Assistance and Capacity Building. H.E. Sheik Al Khalifa thanked the High Commissioner for this invaluable support, which will “help [Bahrain] to further incorporate international human rights standards into our national laws and policies” and “promote an enduring human rights culture”.

“We are working hard to increase the participation of women in moving towards democracy”: Libya’s Minister of Justice at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva

Mr. Elmarghani thanked Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commisioner for Human Rights, and all members of her office for their efforts to promote and protect human rights in Libya. He also thanked the delegation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and their efforts to establish the rule of law in the nation.

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