GENEVA / HRC ROHINGYA RESOLUTION

05-Dec-2017 00:01:17
The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today strongly condemning alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights committed against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / HRC ROHINGYA RESOLUTION
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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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DATELINE: 05 DECEMBER 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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05 DECEMBER 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Wide shot, Palais des Nations exterior
2. Wide shot, Human Right Council
3. Med shot, Ethiopian delegation
4. UPSOUND (Spanish) Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations Office at Geneva, President of the Human Rights Council:
“The result of the vote is as follows; 33 votes in favour, three against, and nine abstentions. According to the vote, the draft resolution has been adopted.”
5. Wide shot, screen with voting results
6. Med shot, Salvadorian ambassador
7. Pan right, voting results
8. Wide shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Htin Lynn, Permanent Representative of Myanmar the United Nations Office at Geneva:
“Some elements in the draft resolution are infringing on the State sovereignty of Myanmar. Some are far from true and not in line with the situation on the ground. Using unverified figures in the draft resolution is also unethical and unprofessional.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. Wide shot, videographer
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The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today (05 Dec) strongly condemning alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights and abuses committed against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

The resolution received 33 votes in favour, three against, including China, and nine abstentions. It called on the Myanmar Government to ensure the protection of the human rights of all people in the country, including the Rohingya community and other minorities.

Speaking before the vote, Myanmar ambassador Htin Lynn said, with the adoption of yet another country-specific resolution, it is regrettable that efforts to protect human rights were slowly drifting away from the principles of non-politicization, objectivity and impartiality. He stressed that Myanmar must be part of the solution, not part of the problem, adding that “some elements in the draft resolution are infringing on the State sovereignty of Myanmar; some are far from true and not in line with the situation on the ground.” Lynn added, “Using unverified figures in the draft resolution is also unethical and unprofessional.”

The Myanmar ambassador said his country disassociates itself from the resolution, noting that the complexity of the issues in Rakhine state was immense, and the international community must get a better understanding of the situation there.
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