More than 2600 Nigerian refugees (from the beginning of the year), settled in the north of Cameron, were sent back to Nigeria (with the use of violence) because of the fear of Boko Haram attacks, denounced the Top Commissioner of of the UN for the refugees ( UNHCR) durign a press briefing. According to UNHCR staff, the refugees explained that Cameroonian troops embarked them agains their will and “without leaving them the time to gather their stuff”, underlining that this dismissals of strenght are against the international law. The UNHCR says to be very warried because these rimpatriations (which seems motivated by safety) continue even though the agency of the UNO signed an agreement between Cameroon and Nigeria about voluntary return of Nigerian refugees.
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday is set to debate a resolution demanding that the international community boycott Israeli settlements. We have the fifth resolution condemning Israel for human rights violations in the Golan Heights is also expected to be approved. By resolution adopted by CDU, five of these are against Israel. The resolutions call on Israel to end settlement activity and demand that Israel fully withdraw to the pre-1967 borders. The problematic activity includes “financial transactions, investments, purchases, procurements, loans, the provision of services, as well as other economic and financial activities in or benefiting Israeli settlements”, the resolution states. Israel isn’t a member of UNHRC but is engaged with the council. It is expected to boycott Monday’s day long debate.
Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea met on Monday in Meerab with the Representative for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon Mireille Girard, accompanied by her Lebanese affairs’ Advisor, Dominique Tohme, with talks reportedly touching on the current situation of Syrian displaced people in Lebanon and the need to assist them pending their safe return to their homeland. Talks also touched on UNHCR’s assistance in support of the infrastructure of Lebanon as a country hosting at home about a million and a half Syrian refugees.
President BejiCaidEssebsi Thursday received at Carthage Palace Foreign Minister KhemaiesJhinaoui. This meeting focused on the latest developments as part of the presidential initiative for a comprehensive political settlement in Libya. They discussed also of the contacts established with the different Libyan sides and the Jhinaoui’spartecipation on the 34° regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Tunisia will chair the Arab League Council, on the Foreign Ministers’ level set for March 7 in Cairo, Egypt. Jhinaoui also will visit Baghdad on March 8-9 to strenghten bilateral relation between Tunisia and Iraq.
Israel’s status at UN depends on its ending “occupation” and on the ability of Palestine to act as a state, warned special investigator and Canadian legal expert Michael Lynk before the General Assembly’s Third Committee, as the tail end of a question and answer session with regard to his first report as UN Human Rights Council special rapporteur on Israeli activity against Palestinians.