UN apologises to Nigeria over human rights troubles

UN excessive Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Al-Hussein has apologised to the Federal authorities for describing Nigeria as being an “uncooperative” member and blocking off a couple of UN professional visits to human rights hot spots.

Al-Hussein’s apology is contained in a letter to Amb. Audu Kadiri, Nigeria’s Ambassador/permanent consultant to the UN workplace and different international corporations (UNOG), in Geneva.

“In my oral replace to the thirty fifth consultation of the UN Human Rights Council on June 6, I had stated in errors that Nigeria had most effective familiar one visit of special processes in 2016 and the last previous visit changed into in 2017.

“Nigeria has obtained several unique procedure mandate holders in past years.
“I deeply regret this unfortunate mistake and i consider that you'll be given and convey to your government my honest apology,” the letter read in element.

Responding, Amb. Kadiri acknowledged receiving the letter with regard range HC/17/36REV. 1.
“Ì acknowledge receipt of the letter conveying your apology,” Kadiri said.
NAN reviews that earlier, the Federal authorities had expressed “deep displeasure” over feedback by Al-Hussein.

overseas Affairs Ministry, everlasting Secretary Sola Enikanolaiye, registered Nigeria’s displeasure on the thirty fifth session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
In a announcement, Enikanolaiye stated: “Nigeria has has continually cooperated with worldwide specialists and committed to discharge its human rights obligations.

“This amounts to gross misrepresentation capable of eroding the self assurance and credibility of the workplace of the UN excessive Commissioner for Human Rights in the eyes of Nigerians,” he stated

Enikanolaye, who led Nigerian delegation to the conference, stated that the attention of the UN could be interested in the impeccable report of Nigeria inside the sphere of human rights protection and scrutiny by means of the UN.

“The delegation will nation on the allocated time that Nigeria has persisted to cooperate completely and unconditionally with the workplace of the United countries excessive Commissioner for Human Rights and the various human rights mechanisms.

“In January 2016, Nigeria received four Human Rights Mandate holders, specifically the special Rapporteur on income of kids, toddler prostitution and pornography.

“Nigeria additionally received Maud de Boer-Buquicchio; special Rapporteur on current styles of Slavery, Ms Urmilla Boola, and the unique Rapporteur on proper to intellectual and physical fitness, Mr Dainus Puras.

“Nigeria in addition obtained the special Rapporteur on Internally Displaced folks, Prof. Chaloka Beyani, from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2016,” he said.

He said that Nigeria had a known disposition to cooperating with such bodies.
consistent with him, delegation has expressed the u . s .’s preparedness to receive the special Rapporteur on Trafficking in folks, particularly women and kids, in November this 12 months.

He said that the delegation become however vindicated through the acknowledgement of this misrepresentation by way of the workplace of the UN excessive Commissioner of Human Rights, as conveyed inside the Revised version of his record.

“Nigeria is ever prepared and committed to scaling up its human rights duties by applying globally mentioned exceptional practices,” he said.

NAN reviews that Al-Hueesin known as out members which includes Venezuela, Egypt, Nigeria and the Philippines for blocking off a couple of UN expert visits to those human rights hot spots.

“most astonishingly, in spite of having been elected to this council in 2015, Burundi maintains to dedicate a number of the maximum extreme human rights violations handled by means of this council,” he said.

Post a comment