Human rights mechanisms turning into cultural imperialism

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News ID: 467
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 9:58 - 12 March 2013
Tehran, YJC. Head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights has said that current assault on human culture is the biggest violation of human rights so far.

Mohammad Javad Larijani said asserted during his visit to Geneva "We as a Muslim country and part of the great society of world Muslims have the equally given right to have a lifestyle based on Islamic rationality and our own precious culture.”

Considering Ahmed Shaheed’s fourth report as a biased action, Larijani said "Acts like this not only disregard the internal capabilities of the system, but it also leads the atmosphere toward polarization and politicization of human rights in the UN.”

Head of the High Council for Human Rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran who visited the European UN base in Geneva asserted that such resolutions selectively target countries, degrading human rights mechanisms to the level of political gadgets for powerful countries.

Larijani pointed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay in during the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva and said "I totally agree with her on the universality of human rights supervision and the refutation of selective approach to countries as well as the misappropriation of UN human rights, and I believe the two parallel and repetitive procedures of reporting in the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council that were designated to report on human rights in my country suffice to testify on the malignity of the act.”

Addressing the opening of the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said that despite significant progress over the past two decades on issues such as the elimination of violence against women and tackling impunity for international crimes, there continue to be systematic human rights violations around the world, the UN website reported.

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