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Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the Philippines, 30 June 2020

Thank you, Madam President. The High Commissioner’s report on the Philippines provides a stark summary of the widespread and systematic rights violations ongoing in the country. Its findings on the murderous “war on drugs,” which has resulted in…
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Item 2 General Debate

We share the High Commissioner’s concerns at the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful democracy protesters in Sudan. The High Commissioner has rightly emphasized the Council’s prevention mandate, but expressed regret that the government has not…
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Item 2 Interactive Dialogue with High Commissioner for Human Rights

Thank you, Mr. President, and congratulations, High Commissioner, on your first annual report.
 
 The broad range of human rights concerns you have identified is a sobering reminder of the challenges faced in all regions of the world and the heavy…
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Human Rights Watch Statement to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Co-Chairmen Representatives McGovern and Hultgren and members of the commission, thank you for the opportunity to testify at today’s hearing on the human rights consequences of the “war on drugs” in the Philippines.
 
 This hearing comes at a…
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Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

We welcome the first report of the Independent Expert on SOGI-related violence and discrimination. We recognize that some States opposed creation of the mandate, but are encouraged that it was reaffirmed by the General Assembly with support from all UN…
Delegates arrive for the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2017.
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Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on his Annual Report

We share the High Commissioner’s concerns about current threats to human rights values, and to the international framework itself. Whether the Council can rise to these challenges will depend on a number of factors.
 
 First, leadership: many…
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Human Rights Watch commends the work of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. In addition to persistent politically motivated killings, Human Rights Watch remains concerned by killings carried out with the knowledge or…
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AHRD falls far below international standards

Disregarding the deep concerns expressed by senior United Nations officials, human rights experts and hundreds of civil society and grassroots organisations at the national, regional and international levels, ASEAN leaders nonetheless adopted  yesterday…