The ban on the entry of nationals of seven Muslim countries to the US

Our Statement in 34th Session of UN Human Rights Council

The ban on the entry of nationals of seven Muslim countries to the US

Such a selective and discriminatory measure which clashes with the protection of human dignity, only strengthens the exploitation basis for extremists and further incitement of supports of violence and terrorism.

 
At the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Association of Social Injuries Prevention (A.S.I.P.), criticizing the racist policies of the new US Administration, issued a statement condemning the decree banning the entry of nationals of seven Muslim countries to the United States. This statement was read by the representative of the association in the council session:
 
In condition where the international community is need of dialogue, interaction and wisdom and fully confront violence and extremism, discrimination among human beings on the basis of race, religious and nationality, be it on a temporary basis, is a racist act and contrary to the fundamental international law principles, and contrary to human rights conventions.
The hasty action of the new US president in banning entry to the United States of seven Muslim majority countries, and confusion, and blatant insult and causing discomfort for people who wanted to come back to where they live, work, go to school and get medical treatment, on the pretext of preventing terrorists from entering, the United States is an illogical and discriminatory measure.
Also in the age where because of war and killing of defenseless civilians, women and children in particular the number of refugee around the world has increased, and the war torn displaced people need support and humanitarian aid more than ever before, this behavior is an obstacle in the rehousing of refugees regardless of their nationality, race and religion and threatens the refugees conditions and security.
Such a selective and discriminatory measure which clashes with the protection of human dignity, only strengthens the exploitation basis for extremists and further incitement of supports of violence and terrorism.
 
Mr. President,
As a non-governmental organization active in humanitarian fields, condemn such racist behaviors and call upon the international community, and the human Rights Council in particular to not be indifferent towards the necessity to protect human dignity and prevent racism.