Hears a Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela
11 September 2018

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on the oral update of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, which she presented on Monday, 10 September.  The summary of the oral update can be read here.

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Venezuela, speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement…also voiced concern about the human rights violations in Palestine by Israel.

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Venezuela…reiterated its full support for the Palestinian cause.  Venezuela also reiterated the need for the Office of the High Commissioner to attach the same attention and resources to all human rights topics.

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Algeria shared the concern on the ongoing humanitarian rights violations in Israeli-occupied Palestine.

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Oman…The Palestinian cause had to be at the forefront of the international scene as it had consequences not only for the region, but also for human rights worldwide.

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Jordan said that many of the violations of the rights of Jordanians and others living in Jordan continued due to root causes that had gone unresolved despite a plethora of international resolutions from many United Nations bodies.  For Palestinians, it would require ending the occupation and establishing a viable Palestinian State;

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Charitable Institute for Protecting Social Victims said that the main motive behind the United States’ withdrawing from the Human Rights Council was to remove agenda item 7 on the Palestinian occupied territories from the Council’s agenda.

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BADIL Resource Centre for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights said that in spite of the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the 1951 Geneva Convention, Palestinian refugees and internally displaced persons remained without a solution.  Their claims for reparations were not exceptional but the lack of political will was the main obstacle.

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Document Type: French text, Press Release
Document Sources: Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, Human Rights Council, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)(See also > Committee on Palestine), State, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)
subject: Human rights and international humanitarian law
Publication Date:11/09/2018
URLsource: https://www.unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/(httpNewsByYear_en)/9ACC39434FA78730C125830400291349?OpenDocument