The United Nations fears for human rights because of Corona

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human RightsMichel Bachelet, in a statement, Monday, states to respect the rule of law, despite an outbreak New Corona Virus, Via "Time limit" Exceptional measures in order to avoid "Disaster" On human rights.

And she said Michel Bachelet that "Infringement of rights such as freedom of expression may seriously harm efforts to contain a pandemic Covid-19 And its negative socio-economic side effects"According to what AFP reported.

Anxiety comes The United Nations, In particular because the measures and laws applied in some countries refer to "Unspecified violations, sometimes accompanied by severe penalties, fueled fears of its use to silence the media and arrest opponents and critics.", According to the agency.

It is noteworthy that Bachelet had assumed power in her country Chile The first two times from 2006 to 2010, then from 2014 to 2018, she also served as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations responsible for gender equality and women’s empowerment from 2010 to 2013.

The commissioner added that "Given the exceptional nature of the crisis, it is clear that countries need additional powers to cope with them. However, if the rule of law is not respected, the emergency health conditions may turn into a human rights catastrophe whose negative consequences will exceed the spread of The epidemic For a long time".

According to the statement quoted by AFP, Bachelet has warned that "Governments should not use extraordinary powers as a weapon to silence dissent, control peoples or even remain in power"And, she emphasized that exceptional measures should be "Proportional, non-discriminatory, and time-bound" and surely "Subject to appropriate parliamentary and judicial oversight".

She received the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights "informations" From different regions of the world that the police and security forces used excessive and sometimes lethal force to enforce respect for isolation and curfews, adding that "Violations" Most often committed against people belonging to the poor and disadvantaged classes in society.

The former Chilean president confirmed that it is not acceptable or legitimate to shoot a person who has violated the curfew in search of food, put him in prison and engage in violence against him, but she did not mention the name of the country in which such an order occurred.

And dont "Thousands of people arrested in some countries for violating them curfew"She described this as a step "Serious and useless".

Bachelet, who had already been arrested, called on states to release those detainees who could be released.

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michel Bachelet, in a statement, Monday, called on states to respect the rule of law, despite the outbreak of the new Corona virus, by “limiting time” from the exceptional measures, in order to avoid a “disaster” on human rights.

“Violating rights such as freedom of expression could seriously damage efforts to contain the Covid-19 epidemic and its negative socio-economic impacts,” said Michel Bachelet.

The concern of the United Nations comes, in particular, because the measures and laws applied in some countries refer to “unspecified violations, sometimes accompanied by severe penalties that fuel fears of being used to silence the media and arrest opponents and critics,” according to the agency.

It is noteworthy that Bachelet had assumed power in her country, Chile twice, first from 2006 to 2010, and then from 2014 to 2018, as well as the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations responsible for gender equality and women’s empowerment from 2010 to 2013 .

“Given the exceptional nature of the crisis, it is clear that countries need additional powers to confront them. But if the state of law is not respected, emergency health conditions may turn into a human rights disaster whose negative consequences will outweigh the epidemic for a long time,” the commissioner added.

According to the statement quoted by AFP, Bachelet had warned that “governments should not use exceptional powers as a weapon to silence dissent, control peoples or even remain in power,” and stressed that exceptional measures must be “proportionate, non-discriminatory, and time-bound” and “subject to censorship Suitable Parliamentary and Judicial “.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights indicated that she received “information” from various regions of the world that the police and security forces used excessive and sometimes lethal force to enforce respect for isolation and curfews, adding that “violations” were often committed against people belonging to the poor and disadvantaged classes in the society.

The former Chilean president confirmed that it is not acceptable or legitimate to shoot a person who has violated the curfew in search of food, put him in prison and engage in violence against him, but she did not mention the name of the country in which such an order occurred.

She condemned “the arrest of thousands of people in some countries for violating the curfew,” and described this as a “dangerous and futile” step.

Bachelet, who had already been arrested, called on states to release those detainees who could be released.







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