UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: statement by DROI delegation Chair


After the annual visit of the EP Subcommittee on Human Rights to the spring session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, the head of the delegation Barbara Lochbihler stated:

"In a challenging time for multilateralism and with the rise of populist forces worldwide, the EU and the member states have, more than ever, the responsibility to continue engaging vigorously with the UN Human Rights Council. The EU must continue to support the High Commissioner's global leadership role and to preserve the independence of the special procedure mandates". In this regard, Members reiterate that it is vital for the EU member states to speak with one voice in the UN Human Rights system.