Volker Türk Must Resign for His Failure to Protect Human Rights
Since Volker Türk has failed to provide relief to the persecuted communities, he has no right to hold the position of the UN Human Rights Chief.
The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, has explained his role at the UN Human Rights Office that he joined a few months ago. In a tweet posted on April 18, 2023, Türk said that during the past six months he has assessed the human rights situation in different parts of the world.
“I became UN Human Rights Chief six months ago. Since then, I have visited 11 countries and had countless difficult, yet inspiring, conversations with people worldwide. I am only more convinced that human rights is the answer to advance justice, equality, and dignity,” Türk said.
But like his predecessors, Türk has failed miserably in his role to protect human rights of people across the world. Now surprisingly he is measuring his performance by the countries he visited.
“Türk fails to realize a simple fact that he is not a globetrotting tourist who has to waste his time on excursions. Rather, he is supposed to handle a serious task of protecting people’s rights which are being abused everywhere,” said Rakesh Raman, founder, RMN Foundation.
As Türk claims, he would have held conversations with people. But since he has failed to provide relief to the persecuted communities, he has no right to hold the position of the UN Human Rights Chief.
“If Türk has a little morality in his character, he should resign immediately because he has failed in his position as the head of the UN human rights organization,” said Rakesh Raman.
The UN human rights officials, including Türk, keep releasing meaningless condemnation statements or useless reports about human rights violations.
But they cannot save the rights or lives of the victims of these violations and other crimes perpetrated by cruel authorities in different countries such as Belarus, China, India, Israel, Myanmar, Russia, Syria, and so on.
Since no key result area (KRA) has been defined for Türk and other officials in his office, they never release data of the people who get relief from their work. Actually, they are not doing any effective work except releasing statements in rigid templates.
As blatant human rights violations are happening, the autocratic authorities are arbitrarily incarcerating or killing human rights defenders and peaceful protesters who raise their voice against the state crimes in their countries.
The UN Human Rights Office under Türk has been issuing perfunctory statements, but it could not get jailed dissenters released. They include Alexei Navalny in Russia, Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski in Belarus, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar, and thousands of other peaceful protesters who are languishing in jails of different autocratic nations.
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Since the UN Human Rights Office has lost its relevance, it must be shuttered immediately and the UN Human Rights Chief Türk should quit instead of sitting on his chair idly.
The bureaucrats at the UN Human Rights Office do not understand that the people whose rights are being violated want on-field support to protect themselves from the cruel authorities. These persecuted people do not want casual statements from the UN Human Rights officials.
“Since Türk, like other UN bureaucrats who are wasting public money for their amusement and leisure trips, does not have any plan to protect human rights of people in different parts of the world, he should step down from his position. If he does not, the world leaders should stop supporting the UN Human Rights Office and force Türk to resign,” said Rakesh Raman of RMN Foundation.
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