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The Human Rights Council adopted two resolutions submitted by Cuba

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The Human Rights Council adopted two resolutions submitted by Cuba.

Geneva, 30 September 2016. The 33rd regular session of the Human Rights Council adopted two resolutions submitted by Cuba, which address important issues related to the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order and the use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the rights of peoples to self-determination.

The Human Rights Council gave a boost to the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, which requires the realization of the right of all peoples to self-determination, the right to development, the right to peace and the right to international solidarity, among others. Also, by adopting the draft on this important issue, the Independent Expert in the field was urged to continue to develop its work on the impact of the economic and financial policies of international organizations and other institutions on a democratic and equitable international order.

At the same time, the Council adopted the Cuban resolution condemning the impunity granted to those involved in mercenary activities and called upon the States to bring them to justice. The resolution also addressed new forms of mercenarism by private military and security companies, an issue of growing concern, and the need to develop an international regulatory framework for the regulation, monitoring and supervision of the activities of these companies.

With the introduction and adoption of these two resolutions, Cuba continued to contribute to the work of the Human Rights Council to maintain a balance among all human rights, both civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural ones, given their indivisibility, interdependence and universality. The 33 regular session of the Council ends on Friday October 30, after three weeks of intense work.

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