Iran slams instrumental use of human rights

Tasnim – Iran’s High Council for Human Rights on Saturday criticized certain states across the globe for using the issue of human rights as a tool to advance their personal and military agendas.

In a Saturday statement, the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council said, “Instrumental use of the issue of human rights as well as the existing international institutions (by certain countries around the world) to impose their ideological, cultural, political and economic dominance over other countries should be completely stopped.”

The statement was published on the official website of the Human Rights Council on the occasion of Human Rights Day, which is observed by the international community every year on December 10.

The statement added that “arrogant powers” are exploiting structural weaknesses of the world’s human rights centers to kill thousands of innocent people in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Palestine.

Double-standard policies have dominated human rights organizations across the globe, it further said, stressing that the so-called advocates of human rights are ignoring basic international human rights.

Human Rights Day commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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