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At the Human Rights Council, Lithuania reiterated its support to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity

Created: 2021.10.07 / Updated: 2021.10.07 17:04

On 7 October, Chargé d’Affaires of Lithuania in Geneva, Donatas Tamulaitis, took the floor at the 48th session of the Human Rights Council in the General Debate on technical assistance and capacity building.

Lithuania expressed its support to the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in providing technical assistance to Georgia, commended Georgia’s close cooperation with the Office.

Lithuania reiterated its firm support to Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders, and called for immediate and unimpeded access by international human rights monitors to Georgia’s regions occupied by Russia and for termination of the latter’s illegal military presence in Georgia’s territory.

Lithuania stressed the need to impose monitoring and investigation, reporting and accountability mechanisms for human rights violations in Georgia’s regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali/South Ossetia.

The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental body made up of 47 States elected by the UN General Assembly. It is responsible for strengthening the respect for human rights globally and addressing human rights violations. Lithuania is currently working as an observer and campaigning for membership of the Human Rights Council for the term 2022-2024.

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