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

Date de publication : 28/02/17
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Institutions
Discours du Haut Commissaire aux droits de l'homme devant le Conseil des droits de l'homme
Nous avons tant à perdre, tant à protéger.

Extraits du discours prononcé en anglais

For political leaders who today wage campaigns against universal human rights, or threaten withdrawal from international or regional treaties and the institutions which uphold them, it is worth recalling what the world has achieved over seven decades – and what we all stand to lose if their threats succeed in choking off universal human rights.

Without a commitment to fundamental human rights, to the dignity and worth of the human person and to the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, our world will become chaos, misery and warfare.

The people know. They know the “dignity and worth of every human being.”

To those political actors who, as in the days of the League, threaten the multilateral system or intend to withdraw from parts of it, the sirens of historical experience ought to ring clear. We will not sit idly by. For we have much to lose, so much to protect. And our rights, the rights of others, the very future of our planet cannot, must not be thrown aside by these reckless political profiteers.

I ask you to uphold the rights of all, and to stand with us.

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