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By Thomas D. Williams, PH.D., Breitbart, Feb. 25, 2020

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored the rights of migrants and refugees in remarks to the U.N. Human Rights Council Monday, insisting that national sovereignty has its limits.


“Sovereignty remains a bedrock principle of international relations,” Mr. Guterres declared during his address in Geneva. “But national sovereignty cannot be a pretext for violating human rights.”

“We must overcome the false dichotomy between human rights and national sovereignty,” he continued. “Human rights and national sovereignty go hand in hand. The promotion of human rights strengthens States and societies, thereby reinforcing sovereignty.”

“Whether robbed of their dignity by war, repression or poverty, or simply dreaming of a better future, they rely on their irreducible rights – and they look to us to help uphold them,” he said, while adding that universal human rights for all – civil, cultural, economic, political and social — “are both the goal and the path.”  ….

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