“The Mission of Brazil in Geneva took note with deep concern of the recent comments made by Mr. Miloon Kothari, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel (CoI).
As member of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Brazil considers that the anti-Semitic references made by Mr. Kothari in his statement are unacceptable and should be immediately retracted.
Brazil reaffirms that mandate holders of international human rights mechanisms should at all times act with impartiality, objectivity and equanimity. Under no circumstances should they express political views or opinions, especially on issues within the purview of their mandate.
Brazil calls on the CoI to strictly respect the rules of procedures and the code of conduct of special procedures of the Human Rights Council.”