Sotto hits nations backing Iceland human rights resolution | Global News
Concerned about rights of people? Go to Syria

Sotto hits nations backing Iceland human rights resolution

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 03:03 PM July 12, 2019

Sotto hits nations backing Iceland human rights resolution


MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III advised the Philippine government on Friday to just disregard the “biased” Iceland resolution against the Philippines.

Sotto even branded as “dangerous drugs tolerant” those countries that backed the resolution that allows the United Nations to look into the human-rights situation in the Philippines.


The resolution, backed by 28 nations, was adopted on Thursday by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC).


READ: 28 states urge UN to report on human rights situation in PH

Of the 47 states composing the UNHRC, 18 voted for the approval of the resolution, 14 rejected it while 15 abstained from voting.

READ: Greater scrutiny on PH killings gets UN rights council’s nod

“Those countries supporting the Iceland resolution are probably dangerous drugs tolerant,” Sotto said in a text message when sought for comment on the UNHRC’s adoption of the resolution.

Asked how the government should treat the adopted resolution, the Senate leader said, “Disregard.”

“They are obviously biased. If they are so concerned about human rights, then they should go to Syria,” Sotto added. /jpv

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Human Rights, local news, Philippine news update, Senate, Sotto, UN

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.