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Maat, Partners for Transparency and the International Alliance are Participating with a Joint Delegation at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

Maat, Partners for Transparency and the International Alliance are Participating with a Joint Delegation at the 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council

“The Human Rights Council should use its tools to reconsider international counter-terrorism strategies” Okeil

As part of their concern in the file of international mechanisms for the protection of human rights, Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights, Partners for Transparency and the International Alliance for Peace and Development are participating, with a joint delegation, at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, 9-27 September 2019.

During the session, the Council will consider a series of reports submitted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and UN experts. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will deliver her official statement to open the sessions of the Human Rights Council tomorrow, Monday, at 9 am. The Council’s priorities for work include the human rights situation in Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria and Burundi, as well as the situations in Libya, Ukraine, Cambodia, Somalia, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Georgia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Maat will participate in the 42ed session with a large number of written reports and oral interventions through which it draws the Council’s attention to the latest development in the human rights situation in a number of countries, included in the Council’s priorities for work,  as well as some cases requiring the Council’s attention according to the latest development in the Arab and Asian countries.

In the same context, Ayman Okeil, President of Maat, stated that the council’s agenda requires special attention to the situation in Kashmir and Yemen. He added that the Human Rights Council should use its tools to reconsider international counter-terrorism strategies, which will be sought by the delegation during its participation in the session.

Okeil also asserted that Maat will organize two seminars during the session; the first, jointly with Partners for Transparency, on September 16 on human rights in Yemen, in which testimonies of women were in Houthi prisons will be heard. Also, a concept paper entitled “Yemen: The Scene of Violations Continues” will be produced. The second seminar will be held on September 17, in which international counter-terrorism strategies will be discussed, which need to be constantly developed to counter the rapid twist of terrorist groups in Iraq, Libya and Somalia.

It is worth mentioning that the daily bulletin for  the work of the Human Rights Council issued by Maat can be followed through the following link and hashtag:

https://www.maatpeace.org/
#Maat _HRC42

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