US sanctions violating human rights says UN expert

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Idriss Jazairy, the UN Special Rapporteur appointed by the Human Right Council, in his interview with Qatari media on Monday claimed that, “Use of economic sanctions for political purposes violates the human rights law and the peremptory norms of the International Law.”

Jazairy is greatly concerned that sanction against Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran, imposed by the US, have negative impact. “Regime change through economic measures likely to lead to the denial of basic human rights and indeed possibly to starvation has never been an accepted practice of international relations,” he said.

“Real concerns and serious political differences between governments must never be resolved by precipitating economic and humanitarian disasters, making ordinary people pawns and hostages thereof. The resort by a major power of its dominant position in the international financial arena against its allies to cause economic hardship to the economy of sovereign States is contrary to International Law, and inevitably undermines the human rights of their citizens,” said the expert.


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