GENEVA / HAITI HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution calling for the appointment of an independent rights expert on Haiti, amid mounting concern over deadly gang violence engulfing the country, threatening livelihoods, and pushing half the population into hunger. UNTV CH

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STORY: GENEVA / HAITI HUMAN RIGHTS RESOLUTION
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DATELINE: 04 APRIL 2023, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

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1. Med shot, UN Geneva flag alley

04 APRIL 2023, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

2. Wide shot, meeting room
3. Med shot, President of the Council
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Justin Viard, Permanent Representative Representative to the United Nations, Haiti:
“Nation State is seriously concerned by the inhuman situation confront by the Haitian people. Barbarity has reached high mark, they kidnap, kill, burn alive older people, children, pregnant woman, whatever your age or gender is, rape is often. Collectively or individually used as means to bring pressure, forces of order often decapitated, dismantled an posted on social network.”
5. Wide shot, meeting room
6. SOUNDBITE (French) Justin Viard, Permanent Representative Representative to the United Nations, Haiti:
“Haiti needs technical assistance and capacity building. It needs targeted coordinated international action to effectively combat the violent gangs and the damaging effect of their enjoyments of human rights by all Haitian people. They need also to contribute to restoration of security and effectiveness of humanitarian response, the democratic restoral and the restoral of democratic institutions. I would like to see this resolution adopted by consensus.”
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Václav Bálek, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, the Czech Republic:
“Let me ask with Council if there is request for a vote? I see none. May I take is as draft proposal L.17/Rev. 1 as orally revised, may be adopted without a vote? It is so decided. And I thank you.”
8. Wide shot, meeting room

STORYLINE:

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today (04 Apr) calling for the appointment of an independent rights expert on Haiti, amid mounting concern over deadly gang violence engulfing the country, threatening livelihoods, and pushing half the population into hunger.

An independent expert mandate on Haiti had been created by the Council in 1995 but then discontinued in 2017. The current resolution, calling for “coordinated and targeted international action”, was sponsored by Haiti itself.

Justin Viard, Permanent Representative of Haiti, said, “Haiti needs technical assistance and capacity building.”

He continued, “It needs targeted coordinated international action to effectively combat the violent gangs and the damaging effect of their enjoyments of human rights by all Haitian people.”

He also said, “They need also to contribute to restoration of security and effectiveness of humanitarian response, the democratic restoral and the restoral of democratic institutions. I would like to see this resolution adopted by consensus.”
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