Karima Bennoune: Paris Attacks a “Crime against humanity, crime against culture”

Peace is Loud speaker and UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Karima Bennoune, issued a statement today on the recent tragedy in Paris. 

“These attacks may constitute a crime against humanity and certainly one which viciously and deliberately targeted sites of arts and leisure where people come together to enjoy their cultural rights... I would like to emphasize the global equality of victims and the unavoidably international nature of the struggle against those who seek to deliberately kill civilians and culture itself, and above all to divide the human family,” she said.

Read the full statement on the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) website.