New York City — The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday the U.K. and the U,S.
must respect the human rights of other people and treat them with respect.
In a statement, Richard Holbrooke said the court rulings are a violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which prohibits “the persecution of any religious or racial group.”
Holbrookes comments come amid growing international outrage over the mass killings of Muslims by ISIS and other extremist groups in the Middle East and elsewhere.
“The court ruling that the U!
and U.UK. must abide by human rights obligations to the Yazidi people is deeply worrying,” Holbrooking said in the statement.
“We need to work together to ensure that these rights are protected by the UN.”
Holbrooke also said the U U.A.E. must continue to work to ensure the human right of all people to live free from persecution.
“I want the U A !
States to continue to engage in efforts to achieve human rights that respect and uphold the human dignity of all, and not just those who fall into one of the categories we have highlighted,” Holbrooks statement said.
In February, the UA!
S and U!
rejected the UN’s bid to impose an international convention on the rights of people who have been persecuted under ISIS rule.
states argued that ISIS is a criminal organization that must be dealt with by the courts.
Holbrookes statement comes just days after U.R.H. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the United Nations to intervene to prevent the mass murders of Yazidis in Syria.
The U.M.S., a U.B.E.-run relief organization, has said the mass executions of Yazidi men and women were ordered by ISIS militants.