United Nations – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (May 13, 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, met today with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

He reaffirmed to him France’s unwavering support for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which exercises oversight and provides early warning information, as well as technical assistance, in order to improve respect for human rights all over the world.

Jean-Marc Ayrault and Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein also took stock of the most troubling human rights situations. The minister reaffirmed France’s resolute commitment to the fight against impunity and in particular the importance of ensuring that perpetrators of crimes against humanity and war crimes are brought to justice. In this respect, he reaffirmed the fundamental role of the International Criminal Court.