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Nicaragua: at the UN, Argentina reiterated its concern about detentions and Human Rights situation

Tuesday 22 June 2021
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On the occasion of the updating of the report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Argentine Republic took the opportunity to thank her and reiterated its support for her work and efforts in all regions, which elevate the human rights protection standards. Argentina further highlighted its concern over the human rights situation in Nicaragua, as it recently did at the OAS, especially in connection with the detention of opposition leaders, a measure that our country asks be reconsidered by Nicaraguan authorities.

During the 47th regular session of the Human Rights Council, headquartered in Geneva, the Argentine Ambassador, Federico Villegas Beltrán, also conveyed his concern at the continuing reports of human rights violations, persisting restrictions on civic space and the repression of dissent, as provided for in Resolution 46/2 adopted by the Council last March, which includes Argentina’s vote in favour. In addition, our country supported the High Commissioner’s request for the UN Human Rights Office to be able to enter Nicaragua.

It should be noted that, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, when it comes to specific considerations on countries, the Argentine Republic usually expresses its opinion individually.

No vote was taken during the session, but the High Commissioner delivered her annual report. Some members had previously sent their opinion through recorded videos. Argentina sent its opinion in the same manner, as well as other nations.

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