Kuwait stresses universality of human rights
Kuwait City: Kuwait has regretted that some views of the United Nations Human Rights Council were based on "the differentiation of civil and political rights from economic, social and cultural rights.”
Addressing the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights, Kuwait’s permanent delegate to the UN Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim stressed his country’s firm belief in the universality and interdependence of human rights.
“Civil and political rights were of equal importance to economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development, especially in our time of economic globalisation and inequality”, he said.
Ambassador Al-Ghunaim stressed rejection of attempts to use human rights to impose values that transcend the cultures and history of countries.
He expressed Kuwait's deep concerns over the deterioration of the development process in some parts of the Middle East, highlighting armed conflicts that endanger the lives of civilians.
He strongly condemned the continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and its violations against the defenseless Palestinian people.