Council fails to take resolute action on Sudan/Darfur, Myanmar and Pakistan, despite long-awaited substantive debate

The ICJ today called on all governments to raise the voice and take bold measures to protect human rights wherever vigorous action is needed.

The call came after the UN Human Rights Council concluded its resumed 6th session on 14 December 2007. The ICJ is concerned at the termination of the mandate of the Group of Experts on Darfur and the Council’s failure to adopt sound measures in response to human rights crises in Myanmar and Pakistan. “The negotiations on country resolutions strove for consensus, not for real improvements in human rights protection. Human rights discourse cannot be subordinated to consensus at almost any cost”, said Nicholas Howen, Secretary-General of the International Commission of Jurists.

6th Session Human Rights Council-Press releases-2007 (full text, PDF)

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