Posts Tagged ‘UNHRC’

 

Speech by the UK Foreign Secretary to the UN Human Rights Council

editor 20 June 2018

By Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP.. Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, I want to begin on behalf of the UK by thanking High Commissioner Hussein for his service and for his tireless efforts for speaking up for human rights around the world. And I’m delighted to be here because, at its best, this Council has shone a spotlight on appalling violations of human rights in specific countries – as we’ve just heard – and given a voice to people who would otherwise have suffered in silence. Britain considers this Council to be part of the rules-based international system in which we believe and that we strive to protect. [Photo top right: Boris Johnson MP Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs | Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons –  UK Government . ] (more…)

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U.S. seeks end to U.N. rights council’s ‘obsession’ with Israel

editor 2 March 2017

By Stephanie Nebehay.. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is reviewing its participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council, seeking reform of its agenda and an end to its “obsession with Israel”, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday (March 1, 2017). Washington has long argued that the Geneva forum unfairly focuses on Israel’s alleged violations of human rights, including war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. (more…)

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The Goldstone Report – Using Terminology in Service of Deception

editor 19 August 2014

By Eli E. Hertz.. Justice Richard Goldstone and the United Nations Human Rights Council, sought to rewrite history by labeling Judea and Samaria (Known as the West Bank) “Occupied Palestinian Territories” [Paragraph 11], calling Israeli Arabs “Palestinian citizens of Israel” [Paragraph 111], referring to Israeli Arab villages as “Palestinian Israeli communities” [Paragraph 110] and calling Arab inhabitants of Gaza “Palestinian People in the Gaza strip” [Paragraph 1859]. Essentially Goldstone is endowing Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza with an aura of bogus peoplehood and statehood, as well as a false history as if title or ownership could be assigned out of thin air. (more…)

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Palestinian UN Rep Says Every Missile Fired from Gaza at Israel Is “Crime Against Humanity”

editor 18 July 2014

 The Palestinian representative at the UN Human Rights Council, Ibrahim Khreisheh, told PA TV on July 9, 2014:
 “The missiles that are now being launched against Israel – each and every missile constitutes a crime against humanity whether it hits or misses, because it is directed at a civilian target.” “Please note that many of our people in Gaza appeared on TV and said that the Israeli army warned them to evacuate their homes before the bombardment. In such a case, if someone is killed, the law considers it a mistake rather than an intentional killing, because [the Israelis] followed the legal procedures.” “As for the missiles launched from our side…we never warn anyone about where these missiles are about to fall.”  (more…)

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