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Blockade to have serious impact onrights situation in region: Mansouri

Blockade to have serious impact onrights situation in region: Mansouri

QNA
Geneva
QATAR has said that the continuation of the blockade by some neighbouring countries and the discriminatory, unilateral, coercive measures without accountability, will foster a culture of impunity for the violators and will have far-reaching implications for the human rights situation in the region.
This came in a speech by the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the UN and other international organisations Ambassador HE Ali Khalfan al Mansouri, during the general debate under item 2 on the agenda of the Human Rights Council about the high commissioner’s oral update.
Mansouri said more than two years after the blockade was imposed on Qatar by some regional countries, its repercussions of human rights abuses persist. He said he hoped the Office of the High Commissioner would act to stop these abuses reported by its technical team that visited Doha in November, 2017. He thanked the high commissioner for the oral update presented to the council at the session, stressing the cooperation of Qatar with the commissioner and the members of the office.
Mansouri said Qatar shares the commissioner’s views on the importance of addressing the human rights risks as a result of the climate change and the human activities that cause them.
He also stressed the interest of Qatar in this regard, recalling the principle of common but differentiated responsibility and the importance of international cooperation in technology transfer and capacity building to address these risks.
Mansouri stressed that the introduction of a human rights perspective in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 7, and other relevant goals, would reduce the negative impacts of climate change and optimise the use of resources.

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