UN rights chief condemns Trump’s entry ban on seven Muslim-majority states

By on January 30, 2017


"The US ban is also mean-spirited and wastes resources needed for proper counter-terrorism," his office quoted Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein as stating via twitter. (Pictured) (Photo: United Nations Human Rights/ Facebook)
“The US ban is also mean-spirited and wastes resources needed for proper counter-terrorism,” his office quoted Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein as stating via twitter. (Pictured) (Photo: United Nations Human Rights/ Facebook)

GENEVA –Referring to the executive order by US President Donald Trump banning entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned Monday that “discrimination on nationality alone is forbidden under human rights law.”

“The US ban is also mean-spirited and wastes resources needed for proper counter-terrorism,” his office quoted Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein as stating via twitter.

With regards to international organizations, United Nations agencies jointly appealed to Washington to withdraw Trump’s anti-refugee decision, reminding that “the needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the US resettlement program is one of the most important in the world.”