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NAM condemned the selectivity in human rights resolutions with political purposes

2016-11-15

Rafael Ramirez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations took the floor on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to express concern about the selectivity criteria used to address human rights matters in specific countries, for considering it a tool for political purposes that breaches the principles of universality, impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity.
 
Ramirez referred to the document agreed by Heads of State and Government during the XVII NAM Summit, held in Margarita, where they expressed their “deep concern over the continuation and the proliferation of the practice of selective adoption of country–specific resolutions in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, as well as in the Human Rights Council, which is a tool that exploits human rights for political purposes breaches the principles of universality, impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity in addressing human rights issues which undermine cooperation as the essential principle to effectively promote and protect all universally recognized human rights for all”,
 
The Venezuela diplomat underlined the importance of working in a complementary fashion with the Third Committee of the UN General Asssembly and the Human Rights Council, in order to avoid duplication and overlapping in their activities.
 
During this session of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, the NAM reiterated its “dismay and unequivocal condemnation of gross and systematic violation of human rights  and fundamental freedoms and situations that constitute serious obstacles to their full enjoyment, as well as violent acts and activities that infringe upon their full enjoyment.”


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