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Discours du Haut commissaire aux droits de l'homme devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme

Discours du Haut commissaire aux droits de l'homme devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme
Date de publication : 14/09/16
Thème associé :
Institutions

Discours du Haut commissaire aux droits de l'homme devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme

A l'ouverture de la 34e session du Conseil des droits de l'homme, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Haut commissaire aux droits de l'homme des Nations unies réaffirme la suprématie des droits de l'homme, rappelle que les droits de l'homme sont universels et indissociables et que les Etats ne peuvent jamais restreindre l'accès aux experts du Commissariat aux droits de l'homme des Nations unies.

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"Indeed, even today, the climate change and SDG agenda are anchored, layers deep, in that most strongly-held belief: only by working together can we solve our common problems. There is no alternative. No other choice offering any hope. We must remain committed to collective action. "

"Are human rights exclusively a national issue? Governments have the responsibility to uphold their human rights obligations and to respect the standards. But the human rights of all people, in all countries, also require – unquestionably ­– our collective attention."


Human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent; if States pick and choose which rights they will uphold, the entire structure is undermined. [...] I am convinced civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the right to development, can only be effective when they are viewed as mutually supportive. [...]

This Council is the torchbearer for the consistent and equitable protection of human rights around the world. It stands for principles which endorse the freedom of people – everywhere. Our human rights norms empower people to demand governments which serve them, instead of exploiting them; economic systems that enable them to live in dignity; the right to participate in every decision that impacts their lives. These are the essential steps which will lead to greater mutual respect and more sustainable development and justice, within a world of greater safety. I am confident that in the coming decade, the Council will maintain its credibility, and further develop its reputation for consistent action, by clearly upholding the equal value of all human rights, and their equal validity across all geographies, all political systems, and all societies. "
 

 

Le discours dans son intégralité : goo.gl/QLwoU8