HRC 47: Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
Nordic Baltic statement delivered by: H.E. Ms Anna Jardfelt, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the UN in Geneva
30 JUN 2021
Thank you, Madam President,
I have the honour of delivering this statement on behalf of the Nordic-Baltic Countries, including my own country Sweden.
We warmly welcome the incoming Special Rapporteur, Mr. Morris Tidball-Binz, to his position and thank him for the update on the report by his predecessor.
We strongly condemn any instances of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. Such acts are abhorrent and represent serious violations of human rights, including of the inherent right to life. Impunity for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions undermines democracy, accountability and the rule of law and must be prevented.
We welcome the approach on prevention of extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions and on femicide as a preventable violation of the right to life, including a review of the extension of application of the Minnesota Protocol and recommendations for its effective implementation.
We look forward to the first report of the Special Rapporteur to the forthcoming 76th session of the General Assembly. We hope that the engagement of the mandate will continue to be discharged in a proactive way and with a gender focus.
Mr. Special Rapporteur, so far, what are the key strategic priorities identified for your tenure?