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Oral statement during debate with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights HRC41

, Index number: IOR 40/0598/2019

Amnesty International delivered this oral statement during the General Debate with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Item 2) during the 41st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), in response to the High Commissioner’s update to the HRC on 24 June 2019. In the statement, Amnesty calls on the HRC to mandate an international investigation into the human rights situation in the Philippines and to convene an urgent debate on the human rights crisis in Sudan. The Organisation also calls for the publication of the High Commissioner’s long-awaited database of business activity in Israeli settlements. In addition to these calls, Amnesty also addresses the use of digital surveillance tools to target human rights defenders and welcomes the High Commissioner speaking out against efforts to criminalise acts of basic human compassion with migrants and refugees.

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