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On the occasion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


On the occasion of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the greatest humanitarian document, the International Human Rights Council calls for the respect and guarantee of the inherent human dignity of human beings and urges the United Nations to ratify and accede to the International Criminal Court. The need to respect the human right to life and stop all forms of discrimination between them, as well as the right of peoples to self-determination, as the first international document, establishing the International Bill of Human Rights. Despite the increase in humanitarian efforts in the development of the values ​​and principles of the Universal Declaration, many of these fundamental rights and freedoms are subjected to grave and grave violations in various parts of the world, particularly Arab countries, which to this day violate the right to life and the right to physical integrity The right to freedom, the right to justice, the right to freedom of opinion, expression and the right to belief, and the right to a fair and just trial. In this context, the Arab Center calls upon Arab governments to ratify and accede to the Convention of the International Criminal Court, A world, in order to end the idea of ​​impunity, and to hold accountable officials for committing the most serious crimes such as crimes of aggression, genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this regard, PCHR refers to the ratification and accession process of great benefit to the development of legislation and judicial systems in the Arab region in view of the requirements of national legislative consensus with the Rome Convention establishing the International Criminal Court, especially since the Arab League has completed since 2005 the preparation of the model law of the Arab countries Legislative and constitutional consensus for ratification and accession. PCHR recalls the great role played by the Arab countries in discussing and approving the Statute of the International Criminal Court since the Rome Conference in 1998 until the entry into force of the Court in 2002, but the rates of ratification and accession to the Court are inadequate and the central role of the Arab Group at the international level. Jordan, Djibouti, Comoros, Tunisia and finally Palestine. Which the Center hopes will witness further accession and ratification of the Rome Convention from the Arab countries, to contribute to international and humanitarian efforts, to end the policy of impunity if committing the most serious crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court.