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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NYTimes: 'Human Rights Council' record 'improving'

China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia are all still members. Iran chairs its women's rights commission. It still spends more time on Israel than on the rest of the world combined. But in an editorial opposing Syrian membership on the Council (written before my previous post), the New York Times claims that the UN 'Human Rights Council's record is 'improving.'
The Council nearly destroyed its credibility from the start when some of the worst abusers were immediately elected members. Its record had been improving. It ousted Libya from its ranks. Two weeks ago, it adopted a resolution urging Syria to “put an end to all human rights violations” and calling for an investigation of abuses.
The 'Human Rights Council' is beyond saving. Syrian membership would have just been another symptom and not the root of the problem. The problem is the politically correct United Nations system where democracies are on an equal footing with dictatorships, and the 'one country one vote' system allows the tyrannies to dominate.

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At 1:18 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Why democracies like Israel pretend tyrannies are their moral equals, I'll never understand.

The dubious prestige of UN membership expired a long time ago.


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