Third Vice Prime Minister has audiences at Human Rights Council

Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, Third Vice Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Human Rights, held two separate audiences in the meeting room of the Secretary of the Council for Human Rights in Geneva, with the United Nations High Commissioner, and with the President of the Council for Human Rights.

First, the Third Vice Prime Minister met the High Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, with whom he exchanged opinions on various matters regarding human rights, in particular civil and political, the abolition of the death penalty, and various reports regarding human rights from the High Commissioner’s Office.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein lamented and condemned the coup attempt which occurred in our country last 24th December, and once again appealed to the commitment of all member States to respect, protect and defend human rights.

Later, Nsue Mokuy, accompanied by the Minister for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions, the Ambassador from our mission in Geneva; the Director General for Human Rights, and the Second Secretary from the mission, received the President of the Council for Human Rights, Vojislav Suc.

At the audience the two spoke about the commitments that strengthen human rights mechanisms, with respect to the Universal Periodic Review, as these are what favour the effectiveness of respect for and protection of human rights.

Vojislav Suc praised the Government of Equatorial Guinea for the efforts it always makes in defence of human rights.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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