New Human Rights Council president vows to transparency, impartiality in working methods of CouncilListen /
In Geneva, the Human Rights Council has elected a new President
Ambassador Remiqiusz Henczel of Poland was elected at an organizational meeting Monday and takes up his duties on 1 January.
He told delegates that as president, he will spare no effort to further contribute to the full implementation of the Council's founding resolution which in part says "…the methods of work of the Council shall be transparent, fair and impartial and shall enable genuine dialogue".
“ I deeply believe in a Council that promotes and protects human rights effectively and enables cooperation among States, cultures and religions in a fair and equal manner. Allow me to ensure you that in discharging my duties, I'll always be guided by these principles, paying heed – in the same way – to the views and concerns of all stakeholders.”
Ambassador Remigiusz Henczel of Poland also seized the opportunity to thank the civil society and national human rights institutions for their contribution to the Council's efforts, noting that "they play a vital role in enriching our work and exposing it to a vigilant reality check".
Donn Bobb, United Nations.