UN Human Rights Council: the Czech Republic makes statements during exchanges on human rights situations in Syria, DPRK and Myanmar/Burma
09.04.2013 / 11:00
On 11 March 2013 the Human Rights Council held separate interactive dialogues with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria and the Special Rapporteurs on the situations of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Myanmar/Burma.
These debates were based on the respective reports, which are available at the website of the Council:
The Czech Republic has, in addition to the standard alignment with the European Union interventions, participated in the dialogues with its national statements.
The Czech Republic expressed its deep dismay at the unacceptable levels of violence unfolding in Syria. It called on all parties to abide by international human rights and humanitarian law and to spare the civilian population. Further, together with other 65 states, the Czech Republic joined a call to end impunity in Syria, including by a possible referral of the situation to the International Criminal Court.
The Czech Republic welcomed the attention of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea focused on the human rights violations¨, which take place in detention facilities and prisons, and shared concerns about the existence of a large number of prison camps, including political prison camps. It also supported his calls to release all political prisoners unconditionally and without any delay.
The Czech Republic expressed its serious concern at the ongoing conflicts and tensions in ethnic areas in Myanmar/Burma and it urged the government to continue its inclusive dialogue with all parts of conflicts in order to achieve lasting peace.
Full versions of the statements made by the Czech Republic are attached.