UN Human Rights Council 45: statement for resolution L.52, Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

UN Human Rights Council 45: statement for resolution L.52, Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

Spread the love

The UK’s International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement during the session on assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

The UK is proud to present this resolution, L.52, with the Permanent Mission of Somalia to renew the mandate of the Independent Expert on Somalia.

We commend Somalia for the recent progress it has made in the field of human rights and recognise that Somalia’s recovery from over 25 years of conflict is ongoing. We also recognise the additional ‘triple threat’ challenge facing Somalia for the past year: flooding, locusts and COVID-19.

Despite these challenges, we welcome the ways in which human rights have been upheld, and political processes strengthened. We particularly commend the work by the Ministry for Women and Human Rights Development in championing human rights, including those of women and girls who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

This resolution does not shy away from the many challenges that remain, and we commend Somalia for its continued engagement with this Council in facing up to them. The resolution calls for support to Somalia’s institutions to build a stable, peaceful and prosperous state.

The resolution expresses serious concern at the recently tabled ‘Sexual Intercourse Bill’ and calls for Somali lawmakers to instead consider a bill that is compliant with Somalia’s international obligations and commitments on the protection of children, women and girls. The resolution also raises concerns about continuing attacks against the media in Somalia, including journalists, especially in the form of harassment, arbitrary arrest and prolonged detention. It calls on Somalia to promote freedom of expression and end a prevailing culture of impunity.

We recognise Somalia’s sincere desire to transition towards deeper engagement with OHCHR and other thematic experts, including Special Procedures. We look forward to engaging further with the Independent Expert and we stand ready to work with Somalia to identify specific areas that require attention.

The cooperation shown by Somalia with a range of international mechanisms, and this Council, demonstrates a willingness to move forward and improve the human rights situation. We are struck by the level of positive engagement Somalia has shown on this resolution and we hope that this can translate to improvements on the ground.

We will continue to support Somalia, and call upon the international community to do the same. We hope this resolution can be adopted by consensus by this Council.

Hits: 105

Spread the love

6 thoughts on “UN Human Rights Council 45: statement for resolution L.52, Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights

  1. Great goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to annd you are jist too fantastic.
    I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what
    you’re saaying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for
    to keep it sensible. I can’t wait to read far more from you.
    This is really a great web site.
    гриль для хот догов <a href="[Link deleted]продажа холодильного оборудования

  2. Hi to every one, the contents present at this website are in fact amazing for people
    knowledge, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  3. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic however
    , I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site discusses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit
    from each other. If you’re interested feel free to shoot me an email.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  4. You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation however I to find this matter to be really something which I think
    I might never understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely broad for me.

    I am taking a look forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the
    dangle of it!

  5. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you’re going to
    a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

Comments are closed.