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Cuba advocates for a fair, democratic and equitable international order at the UN Human Rights Council

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 22 (ACN) Cuba advocated Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council for the materialization of a just, democratic and equitable international order, and stressed the importance of renewing the mandate of the independent expert in charge of the issue.

In the speech made by the Cuban diplomat Lisandra Astiasaran at the continuation of the 45th session, she insisted on the fact that a more just global order is an essential requirement to achieve development and to guarantee the promotion and protection of all human rights, Prensa Latina reported.
The Cuban representative called to avoid that in discussions on the international order, issues that are exclusive prerogatives of sovereign states are mixed, while she held a dialogue with the expert responsible for the subject, Livingstone Sewanyana.
Cuba also participated in a debate on the considerations of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, where diplomat Jairo Rodriguez reiterated his country's rejection of the use of special procedures for political purposes.
According to the official, the exchange of information and cooperation should prevail in this mechanism, instead of the approach that often prevails of lack of objectivity and preconceived criteria regarding some nations.
Several countries, including Cuba, have demanded an end to the manipulation and selective approaches in the Human Rights Council, through which Western powers are trying to put in the dock governments willing to defend their sovereignty and their own path, without foreign judgments.

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