Djibouti(Mogadishu24)-A high-level Djiboutian delegation, led by the Minister of Justice, Mr. Ali Hassan Bahdoon, on Saturday participated in the 44th session of the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council.

Minister Ali Hassan Bahdoon expressed his deep concern over the Israeli bombings in Gaza, the humanitarian crises, and the mass displacement affecting millions of civilians.

“The civilians in Gaza are being bombed and killed by Israeli attacks. They are dying of hunger and thirst, including women, the elderly, and children, without any understanding of what the civilians have committed. What Israel is doing to civilians amounts to war crimes and requires humanitarian intervention,” said Minister Bahdoon.

He reiterated that the Republic of Djibouti supports the full application of international law recognized by relevant United Nations resolutions for a two-state solution, immediate ceasefire, and the release of hostages.

“Djibouti is committed to supporting the establishment of two separate states, which will give the Palestinians their own rights. Djibouti calls for an immediate ceasefire and the release of hostages by both parties,” he added.

He further highlighted Djibouti’s efforts to tackle poverty and human trafficking, as well as to improve access to quality healthcare, education, and other services.

“The Republic of Djibouti has enhanced its commitment to human rights principles, advocating for equal rights, women’s rights, and core values. Our dedication to peace and equality is evident in our actions against human trafficking,” Minister Ali stated.

He added, “We have bolstered our service delivery and upheld good governance by enhancing access to quality services, including healthcare, education, water, and other essential amenities.”

The Minister’s delegation includes the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Maki Omar, the Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, Mr. Ali Subane Adeye, the Chairperson of the Law Commission, Ms. Kaltun Farah Said, the Legal Advisor to the President, Ms. Suad Hussein Farah, and members of the Djibouti Human Rights Commission, along with senior officials from the Ministry of Justice.

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