United Nations, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Anayansi Rodriguez, denounced on Friday at the UN that selectivity, double standards and political manipulation in human rights issues persist.
These negative practices are moving forward again, which does not favor the spirit of dialogue and cooperation that should prevail, and only contributes to confrontation, she stressed in her speech at the General Assembly.
In her opinion, progress can only be made in the promotion and protection of human rights for all, based on the principles of universality, objectivity and non-discrimination.
Such pillars must be fully respected by the special procedures of the Human Rights Council and by the bodies created under instruments of that subject, she added.
Unfortunately, in some cases this does not happen, because while bitter criticisms are made against certain countries of the South, complicit silence is kept in the face of obvious human rights violations committed in highly developed nations, she denounced.
Cuba shares the criterion that the Human Rights Council can and should work better, and must continue to be a subsidiary organ of the General Assembly.