Jordan, human rights institutions meet with UN Commissioner

Jordan, human rights institutions meet with UN Commissioner
(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk received in Geneva a delegation from the Arab Network for National Human Rights Institutions (ANNHRIs), with the participation of Jordan, represented by the Chairman of the National Center for Human Rights (NHCR), Samar al-Haj Hassan. اضافة اعلان

According to a statement reported by the Jordan News Agency, Petra on Thursday, the meeting tackled mechanisms for responding to developments in the aggression on the Gaza Strip, with network members stressing the importance of promoting and protecting human rights equally.

The Arab delegation underlined that the primary purpose of establishing the United Nations is to achieve peace and justice, and defend human rights and that national human rights institutions work closely with the High Office for Human Rights to defend the universal and humanitarian principles of human rights, based on the international view of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as the human rights protector.

The delegation, on behalf of the international human rights community, underscored the need for the office to carry out its tasks in this crisis more effectively, calling on the High Commissioner to take a firmer stance regarding human rights violations in the Gaza Strip.

They called for putting pressure on international countries to stop the aggression against Gaza and the crimes committed by Israel against civilians.

Network members emphasized the necessity of cooperating with all concerned parties and exerting strong pressure on the part of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, based on its prominent role as a specialized agency within the United Nations to promote and protect human rights, with the aim of achieving an immediate cessation of aggression, holding Israeli perpetrators of war crimes accountable, and asserting the commitment of the existing Israeli occupation authority under international law.

They called for integrated efforts to create safe corridors for the entry of relief agencies and their workers, an immediate cessation of grave violations in the West Bank, and cooperation in updating the list of companies involved in building illegal settlements, in accordance with the Human Rights Council resolution.

The delegation said that the Israeli aggression and the accompanying destruction, killing and displacement in Gaza is a clear violation of the provisions and purposes of the United Nations Charter, international legitimacy and the headquarters of the United Nations, pointing to the double standards in the application of standards by the international community, which countries call for to apply in Ukraine and completely ignore in Gaza.

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