Roland Lombardi: Who are we to give lessons to Egypt?
Roland Lombardi of the French National Institute for Studies and Research of the Islamic and Arab Worlds said on Wednesday that human rights violations and massacres still exist in the world, but and “we do nothing about them”
“The United Nations Human Rights Council has done nothing in the face of these violations. Who are we, as France, to give lessons to other countries, especially Egypt?” Lombardi wondered at a seminar organized by the Middle East Center for Studies in Paris (CEMO).
"It is a lie that countries speak about these agencies such as the Human Rights Council, which fails in doing its duties and there’s the well-known slogan democracy begins where the nation’s interests end,” he added.
Titled "Human Rights at the Time of War on Terrorism and social Crises: Between Idealism and Realism", the seminar is moderated by Ahmed Youssef, CEMO's executive director.
Speaking at the seminar – apart from Ali – will be General Robert Pryce, the former commander of French troops in Yugoslavia, the former director of the Anfalid military museum, and the current president of the Napoleon Foundation.
Gilbert Sinuet, a French journalist and writer who accompanied French President Emmanuel Macaron during his latest visit to Egypt, will also speak at the seminar, along with Roland Lombardi from the French National Institute for Studies and Research of the Islamic and Arab Worlds.