Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo, at the same time, however, urged local groups to stop feeding the UNSR with 'false' information on the Duterte administration's human-rights track record.
Forst's call, the Palace official added, 'not only demeans the integrity of the UNSR system but the entire UN mechanism itself.'
'Unless they can properly do so, we stand by our firm admonition of these groups to refrain from making a fool of these UNSRs, a mockery of the UN, as well as using their allegations as leverage to secure financial resources from overtrusting funding institutions,' he added.
Currently, "The initiative does not create new law, but rather relies on existing international law to conduct interdictions in international waters or airspace." Moreover, PSI has played an influential role in the evolution of new international legal arrangements, including the Suppression of Unauthorized Acts (SUA) Protocol of 2005; the Beijing Convention, UNSR
1540; the Iran and North Korea sanction resolutions; Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) adopted a similar model; and in April 2010 led to evolution of Nuclear Security Summit.
New Delhi [India], November 10 ( ANI ): The Central Government on Friday deplored the insensitivity towards Mahatma Gandhi shown by Leo Heller, the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.
The UNSR on human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation undertook a visit to India from October 27 to November 10, 2017.
"While the UNSR appears to compliment India's efforts in recent years in addressing gaps in water and sanitation services through an 'unprecedented commitment', he goes on to make sweeping judgements which are either factually incorrect, based on incomplete information, or grossly misrepresent the drinking water and sanitation situation on the ground," a release by the Centre stated on Friday.
Gandhiji's glasses, the unique logo of the Swachh Bharat Mission, epitomise core human rights principles," the release said, in response to a press release by the UNSR.
"Now is a critical time to replace the lens of those glasses (Gandhi's glasses) with the human rights lens," the UNSR had said.
Just as the WHO FCTC and now the UNSR on Food recognises the need for broad ranging measures to protect public health from untrammelled promotion of industry and investor/shareholder interests, so too does protecting mothers to breastfeed require more comprehensive approaches, such as that set out in the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy.
The important role of breastmilk in infant nutrition and, by implication, the food system has been recently endorsed by the UNSR, who encouraged some Asia Pacific governments' moves towards regulating advertising, noting that: 'suggestions that these steps could violate WTO law by restricting international trade are simply false' (Schutter 2014).