OHCHR / CHILE HUMAN RIGHTS MISSION

25-Oct-2019 00:02:13
At the UN briefing today in Geneva Ravina Shamdasani spokesperson for the Office of the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that a team from the UN Human Rights Office is due to visit Chile from 28 October to 22 November "to examine the allegations, meet with various actors and gather information on measures taken by the Government to address the situation." UNTV CH
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STORY: OHCHR / CHILE HUMAN RIGHTS MISSION
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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH/NATS

DATELINE: 25 OCTOBER 2019 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Wide shot, briefing room
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“On Chile you may have seen a tweet by the High Commissioner yesterday evening about the deployment of a team I will give you a few more details on this deployment. We have been closely monitoring the mounting crisis in Chile, including reports of human rights violations and abuses in the context of the recent protests and the declaration of a state of emergency. Our Office has received allegations of violations of international norms and standards relating to the use of force by State security forces. We have also received reports of crimes committed by third parties.”
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“The High Commissioner has thus decided to deploy a team of three human rights officers to the country from 28 October to 22 November to examine the allegations, meet with various actors and gather information on measures taken by the Government to address the situation. The mission team will be based in Santiago but will be visiting cities throughout the country.”
5. Close up, journalist taking photo
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“A number of parliamentarians have expressed their desire for the UN Human Rights Office to send a mission to the country, and the Government has extended its invitation as well.”
7. Wide shot, journalists
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“During the visit, the team will seek to meet with Government officials, civil society representatives, victims, the National Human Rights Institution and other stakeholders to collect first-hand information on the events. In conjunction with our Regional Office in South America, the team will also look into the root causes of the protests, including issues relating to the enjoyment of economic and social rights in Chile.”
9. Various shots, reporters
STORYLINE
At the United Nations briefing today (25 Oct) in Geneva Ravina Shamdasani spokesperson for the Office of the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that a team from the UN Human Rights Office is due to visit Chile from 28 October to 22 November.

SOUNDBITE (English) Ravina Shamdasani, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“On Chile you may have seen a tweet by the High Commissioner yesterday evening about the deployment of a team I will give you a few more details on this deployment. We have been closely monitoring the mounting crisis in Chile, including reports of human rights violations and abuses in the context of the recent protests and the declaration of a state of emergency. Our Office has received allegations of violations of international norms and standards relating to the use of force by State security forces. We have also received reports of crimes committed by third parties.”

“The High Commissioner has thus decided to deploy a team of three human rights officers to the country from 28 October to 22 November to examine the allegations, meet with various actors and gather information on measures taken by the Government to address the situation. The mission team will be based in Santiago but will be visiting cities throughout the country,” said Shamdasani.

She also said that “a number of parliamentarians have expressed their desire for the UN Human Rights Office to send a mission to the country, and the Government has extended its invitation as well.”

During the visit, the team will seek to meet with Government officials, civil society representatives, victims, the National Human Rights Institution and other stakeholders to collect first-hand information on the events.

“In conjunction with our Regional Office in South America, the team will also look into the root causes of the protests, including issues relating to the enjoyment of economic and social rights in Chile,” the spokesperson said.
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