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The situation in Lebanon
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The International Human Rights Commission No one has the right to exploit the ICCPR in the Lebanese movement or elsewhere The situation in Lebanon is not reassuring if events continue in the streets and disruption of ports, public utilities, the economic sector and banks. The Office of the Commissioner for the Middle East and her advisor for UN security, Ambassador Dr. Haitham Abu Sa'eed, said that the movement is a sacred right for the people and can not be equal or controversial, but that there are parties moving the street for different purposes and trying to impose a reality on the ground contrary to international laws, especially as stated in the International Covenant In particular, in Part III, article 19, paragraph (a) and (b), which upholds the principle of respect for the rights or reputations of others and the protection of national security, public order, public health or morals. Article 12 clearly stated: The right to peaceful assembly shall be recognized. Restrictions on the exercise of this right may be imposed only in accordance with law and constitute necessary measures, in a democratic society, for the maintenance of national security, public safety, public order, public health or morals, or Protecting the rights and freedoms of others. " Ambassador Abu Said concluded by insulting those who try to launch riots and resort to false concepts, including the Office to clarify the following so as not to involve the security and military confrontation take measures deemed necessary in the future to stabilize and adjust the slide to the unknown and thus exposing people to major dangers. Article 4; paragraph (1) In exceptional emergencies which threaten the life of the nation and which are officially proclaimed, the States Parties to the present Covenant may, within the strictest limitations required by the situation, take measures not in compliance with its obligations under it. Provided that such measures are not incompatible with other obligations under international law and do not contain...
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Dr. Haissam Said Bou-Said
Ambassador at Large IHRC
Advisor UN Affairs to Geneva

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