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UN Rights Council’s Biased Approach Denounced

UN Rights Council’s Biased Approach DenouncedUN Rights Council’s Biased Approach Denounced

A senior judicial official criticized the United Nations for pursuing a "double standard" approach by appointing special rapporteurs to certain member states under its Human Rights Council's Special Procedures.
"A major obstacle to promoting human rights is the adoption of double standards and political machinations by the United Nations instead of [truly] pursuing the human rights," Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, told IRNA.
He made the remarks on Saturday before departing for Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council, which began on February 26 and lasts until March 23.
"The human rights issue has been exploited as a cover for terrorists and terrorist acts based on the belief that if terrorists are tagged as human rights advocates, it solves the issue. But that belief is wrong," he said. The Special Procedures mandate holders include special rapporteurs, independent experts or working groups composed of five members who are appointed by the council, according to UN Human Right's Council website. 

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