Pax Christi International and WCC submit call for urgent action Jerusalem at Human Rights Council (20/08/2012)
Pax Christi International and WCC submit call for urgent action Jerusalem at Human Rights Council
Pax Christi International and the World Council of Churches have submitted a joint written intervention before the 21th session of the Human Rights Council taking place at the United Nations in Geneva, 10 – 28 September 2012.
Pax Christi International and the World Council of Churches call for an urgent resolution to the issues destabilising Jerusalem, and applauds the Human Rights Council’s attention for the numerous and disastrous violations of human rights in Jerusalem. Jerusalem has a special status, given its pluralistic and religious importance.
The on-going violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the city threaten its peaceful future, and due to its special status, violations in the city do not only affect its residents but the global community at large.
Member Organisations of Pax Christi International are invited to work with this statement in approaching their political and religious authorities in their countries for instance.
Read the full statement in here 2012-0243-en-me-HR
Dutch version: Nederlandse versie: Oproep voor actie tegen Jeruzalem betreft de mensenrechten
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