Human Rights in the Shadow
Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism issued a statement entitled “Human Rights in the Shadow” on the occasion of Human Rights Day.
Here is the full text:
Every human being, regardless of religion, nationality, color, race and geography, has fundamental rights that cannot be degraded by any power and will not be taken away under any circumstances. These standards, which are called human rights, have risen from the ruins of the wars in the world and bloody devastating conflicts in the history of humanity. The aim of these rights is to restore the lost security and peace, which in the teachings of religions and scriptures are also remembered as moral values and emphasized and recommended.
However, it is said that the superpowers have not learned from history and are still thinking of aggression against other countries every day and producing a new catastrophe for the nations. So, the severity of the catastrophes indicates the Middle Ages and the law of the jungle. And the most painful of all is the fact that human rights violators, with weapons of mass destruction and destructive bombs, also pretend to be human rights defenders and consider themselves as human rights advocates, hiding their blood-stained hands behind vague and contradictory interpretations of human rights.
The right to a fair trial is recognized in national and international law for every right holder, but the legal principles and judicial procedures are overshadowed by the interests of those in power and politics in the world, and the enjoyment of the benefits set forth in UN Charter has been suspended and access to justice and the right to the truth is impossible.
The Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism on the occasion of Human Rights Day, in unison with thousands of human rights activists around the world, calls on the United Nations and its member states to address the human rights of millions of people affected by armed conflicts and terrorism in Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Africa and the rest of the world as the most important overlooked part of human rights, which is increasingly expanding every day in order to work together in a global solidarity to counter terrorism with the voices of victims and repetition of the slogan of “Let’s restrain terrorism by commemoration the victims of terrorism.”