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Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights

Introduction

Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measuresIn several resolutions and declarations adopted by United Nations entities, human rights bodies, including the Commission on Human Rights, increasing concerns were expressed about the negative impact of sanction, including unilateral coercive measures, on the enjoyment of human rights, particularly their negative impact on the human rights of the civilian population of targeted. The Human Rights Council has followed this trend.

On 26 September 2014, the Human Rights Council adopted resolution 27/21 and Corr.1 on human rights and unilateral coercive measures. The resolution stresses that unilateral coercive measures and legislation are contrary to international law, international humanitarian law, the Charter and the norms and principles governing peaceful relations among States, and highlights that on long-term, these measures may result in social problems and raise humanitarian concerns in the States targeted. Highlighting the deep-rooted problems and grievances within the international system and in order to ensure multilateralism, mutual respect and the peaceful settlement of disputes, the Human Rights Council decided to create the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.

Mr. Idriss Jazairy was appointed by the Human Rights Council, at its 28th session, as the first Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. He took office on 1 May 2015.

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Press Conference by Mr. Idriss Jazairy, Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, 26 October 2015 

The Special Rapporteur presents his first report to the Human Rights Council introducing his views on the foundations and context of the mandate.
He provides some clarifying definitions concerning unilateral coercive measures and some elements on guidance from international law, human rights law and humanitarian law. He also provides an insight on the current trends of unilateral coercive measures and introduces his strategy to prevent, minimize and redress the adverse impact of these measures.
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Mr. Idriss Jazairy (Algeria)
since 1 May 2015  


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Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights
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