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Ban Ki Moon to visit Uruguay that will hold UN Human Rights Council presidency

Thursday, May 26th 2011 - 16:10 UTC
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Uruguay will be holding next month the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council during 2011/2012 and for this motive UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uruguay June 16th when he will be meeting President Jose Mujica and other top officials. Read full article

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  • Typhoon

    Bit of a waste of time. When Uruguay is holding the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council, what will it be doing about the human rights of the Falklanders?

    Argentina is, after all, in breach of Article 1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which “recognises the right of all peoples to self-determination, including the right to ”freely determine their political status”, pursue their economic, social and cultural goals, and manage and dispose of their own resources. It recognises a negative right of a people not to be deprived of its means of subsistence, and imposes an obligation on those parties still responsible for non-self governing and trust territories (colonies) to encourage and respect their self-determination.” And Argentina has signed and ratified the Covenant!

    May 27th, 2011 - 03:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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