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Speaking at the Human Rights council in Geneva, Permanent Representative of Pakistan, Ambassador Tehmina Janjua stressed that the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms should respond to human rights violations and the loss of precious lives as a result of drone strikes on the territory of Pakistan in violation of its sovereignty. She emphasized that these drone strikes are also a violation of UN Charter, International Law including Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Pakistan has been stressing repeatedly that use of armed drones or remotely piloted aircrafts is a breach of human rights, in particulars, the right to life, which is non-derogable. The Ambassador urged the international community and the Human Rights Council to remain seized of human rights violations taking place as a result of illegal drone strikes.

15 June 2016

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