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Intimidation and reprisals against individuals cooperating with the United Nations are an attack on the United Nations: Oral intervention at the 21st session of the UN Human Rights Council

, Index number: IOR 41/024/2012

Reprisals and intimidation against individuals and groups cooperating or seeking to cooperate with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights are attacks not only on the individuals and groups against which such reprisals and intimidation are directed. In this statement Amnesty International urges the UN Human Rights Council to demand that States ensure prompt, impartial, transparent and effective investigation of any alleged reprisals and that perpetrators are held to account.

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