Geneva – Outcome of the 27th session of the Human Rights Council (September 27, 2014) [fr]
France welcomes the results of the 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
France secured the adoption of a new resolution denouncing the tragic human rights situation in Syria, which condemns the crimes perpetrated by Daesh and reaffirms the Syrian regime’s responsibility for the serious violations committed in Syria.
The Human Rights Council notably adopted a resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, confirming its commitment to promoting mutual respect and the fight against all forms of violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons.
France also took the initiative in tabling resolutions relating to the protection of journalists and the protection of persons from enforced disappearances.
Other resolutions were adopted, notably on the human rights situation in the Central African Republic, making it possible to renew the mandate of the United Nations independent expert.
Texts were also adopted to renew the efforts of experts from the Human Rights Council and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.