Relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem a new blow to human rights, NCHR

Amman, The National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) said Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a new blow and “an unjustified” break with pledges made under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In a statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the NCHR said Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a breach of pledges made by nations to respect ” the equal and constant” human rights of peoples, foremost of which is the right to self-determination.

Trump was in total disregard of all United Nations positions and pledges by member nations of the world body towards the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, the statement pointed out.

Globally, it said, the international community had failed to meet the goal of achieving security, stability and sustainable development, and eventually the goals of freedom, justice and peace in the world, adding that the current crises in various spots of the world attest to these failures.

On the domestic front, the statement said that the government had, in principle, upheld to continue observing human rights and basic freedoms, which are stipulated by the Jordanian constitution, through the many valid laws, as well as its endorsement and joining most international conventions on human rights.

Source: Jordan News Agency