Joint NGO statement to UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, 7th Session re: traditional values

HRC Resolution 16/3, “Promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms through a better understanding of traditional values of humankind” stresses that “traditions shall not be invoked to justify harmful practices violating universal human rights norms and standards.” In order to gain such an understanding, the Advisory Committee must discuss both the negative and positive ways in which “traditional values” affect the promotion and protection of human rights.

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