Crimes against humanity pose a threat to peace and security

In a speech delivered by the First Secretary of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the United Nations

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed that crimes against humanity represent a threat to international peace and security, and are among the most serious crimes that cause concern in the entire international community. It caused millions of victims, calling for an end to the impunity of the perpetrators of these crimes.

This came in the speech of Saudi Arabia delivered by the first secretary of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations, an appeal by Abu Ali before the Sixth Committee (the Legal Committee) in item (81) related to preventing and punishing crimes against humanity, during the work of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly. in New York.

Nidaa Abu Ali indicated that with regard to the draft articles related to crimes against humanity and their punishment, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of standardizing the definitions contained in the relevant draft convention, such as slavery, torture and enforced disappearance of people in line with what is stated in the relevant UN conventions. Taking into account the necessity of not resorting to the development of new definitions, it may create confusion in the interpretation and concept of these terms.

She said: The seventh article of the draft convention “Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity”, which is the establishment of national jurisdiction that requires each state to take the necessary measures to establish its jurisdiction over the crimes covered by the draft articles, as well as Article 9 of the draft convention of priority measures To be taken when the person accused of the crime is present includes an expansion of the concept and scope of the principle of universal jurisdiction.

The first secretary of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations added that since the principle of jurisdiction is still subject to study and discussion within the framework of the meetings of the legal committee concerned with studying and discussing the principle of universal jurisdiction, and its application within the framework of the work of the United Nations General Assembly, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sees the importance of considering Discussing the matter of judicial procedures considered by states in their national legislation to combat impunity, in light of the discrepancy between states in their current applications, and the different paths in force in states, taking into account not deviating from the principles adopted in the United Nations Charter and international law, especially the principle of sovereignty States and their immunity, and equality between them in that.

Saudi Arabia Affirms: Crimes against humanity represent a threat to international peace and security
Saudi Press Agency (SPA)
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2020-10-14

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed that crimes against humanity represent a threat to international peace and security, and are among the most serious crimes that cause concern in the entire international community. It caused millions of victims, calling for an end to the impunity of the perpetrators of these crimes.

This came in the speech of Saudi Arabia delivered by the first secretary of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations, an appeal by Abu Ali before the Sixth Committee (the Legal Committee) in item (81) related to preventing and punishing crimes against humanity, during the work of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly. in New York.

Nidaa Abu Ali indicated that with regard to the draft articles related to crimes against humanity and their punishment, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of standardizing the definitions contained in the relevant draft convention, such as slavery, torture and enforced disappearance of people in line with what is stated in the relevant UN conventions. Taking into account the necessity of not resorting to the development of new definitions, it may create confusion in the interpretation and concept of these terms.

She said: The seventh article of the draft convention “Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity”, which is the establishment of national jurisdiction that requires each state to take the necessary measures to establish its jurisdiction over the crimes covered by the draft articles, as well as Article 9 of the draft convention of priority measures To be taken when the person accused of the crime is present includes an expansion of the concept and scope of the principle of universal jurisdiction.

The first secretary of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations added that since the principle of jurisdiction is still subject to study and discussion within the framework of the meetings of the legal committee concerned with studying and discussing the principle of universal jurisdiction, and its application within the framework of the work of the United Nations General Assembly, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sees the importance of considering Discussing the matter of judicial procedures considered by states in their national legislation to combat impunity, in light of the discrepancy between states in their current applications, and the different paths in force in states, taking into account not deviating from the principles adopted in the United Nations Charter and international law, especially the principle of sovereignty States and their immunity, and equality between them in that.

October 14, 2020 – Safar 27, 1442

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In a speech delivered by the First Secretary of the Kingdom’s permanent delegation to the United Nations

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia affirmed that crimes against humanity represent a threat to international peace and security, and are among the most serious crimes that cause concern in the entire international community. It caused millions of victims, calling for an end to the impunity of the perpetrators of these crimes.

This came in the speech of Saudi Arabia delivered by the first secretary of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations, an appeal by Abu Ali before the Sixth Committee (the Legal Committee) in item (81) related to preventing and punishing crimes against humanity, during the work of the seventy-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly. in New York.

Nidaa Abu Ali indicated that with regard to the draft articles related to crimes against humanity and their punishment, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of standardizing the definitions contained in the relevant draft convention, such as slavery, torture and enforced disappearance of people in line with what is stated in the relevant UN conventions. Taking into account the necessity of not resorting to the development of new definitions, it may create confusion in the interpretation and concept of these terms.

She said: The seventh article of the draft convention “Preventing and Punishing Crimes Against Humanity”, which is the establishment of national jurisdiction that requires each state to take the necessary measures to establish its jurisdiction over the crimes covered by the draft articles, as well as Article 9 of the draft convention of priority measures To be taken when the person accused of the crime is present includes an expansion of the concept and scope of the principle of universal jurisdiction.

The first secretary of Saudi Arabia’s permanent delegation to the United Nations added that since the principle of jurisdiction is still subject to study and discussion within the framework of the meetings of the legal committee concerned with studying and discussing the principle of universal jurisdiction, and its application within the framework of the work of the United Nations General Assembly, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sees the importance of considering Discussing the matter of judicial procedures considered by states in their national legislation to combat impunity, in light of the discrepancy between states in their current applications, and the different paths in force in states, taking into account not deviating from the principles adopted in the United Nations Charter and international law, especially the principle of sovereignty States and their immunity, and equality between them in that.

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