Pakistan responds on UNHRC resolution over grave human rights violations by Israel
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday welcomed the adoption of the resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in response to grave violations of international law and human rights by Israel.
"Pakistan stands in solidarity with the Palestinian people and shares the international community’s expectation for effective implementation of this resolution to ensure respect for international law as well as for rights and dignity of the people of Palestine," the Foreign Office said.
The FO further said that the UNHRC special session and its decision to establish a standing international commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations represent global resolve to end systemic impunity and injustice and begin a process of meaningful accountability.
On Thursday, the UNHRC decided to create an open-ended international investigation into violations surrounding the latest Gaza violence, and into "systematic" abuses in the Palestinian territories and inside Israel.
The resolution, which passed with 24 of the council’s 47 members in favour, will spur an unprecedented level of scrutiny on abuses and their "root causes" in the decades-long Middle East conflict.