Saturday, May 17, 2008

U.N. Human Rights Council Kicks-Up Its Policy of Abusi

Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook

One of the most important issues of our time is America's membership in the United Nations.

If you take comfort in the existence of the UN's Human Rights Council, or any confidence that world human rights are protected by this Council, then you are deaf, dumb and blind, or you hate freedom.

Lorn Gunter at the Calgary Herald has put together a very important piece about the U.N.'s Human Rights Council. Gunter states the central issue:

The fascinating aspect for me is how many of Freedom House's "worst of the worst list" ["worst" human rights record] have also been elected by the UN to be voting members on its human rights council.
The U.N.'s inhumanity to man, woman and child goes on:
On May 21, 15 of the 47 UNHRC seats will come up for election or re-election. Along with UN Watch, an organization that analyzes UN activities, statements and programs, Freedom House has declared that five of the 15 candidate countries -- Bahrain, Gabon, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zambia -- are entirely unfit for membership because of their rights records. All but one of them (Bahrain) is already a member of the commission. This goes to show how useless the UN is at protecting human rights.
Please read this important piece at The Calgary Herald

Related Reading:
UN Weakens Freedom of Expression to Coddle Islam
United Nations Seals the Condemnation of Israel
UN Watch: Up Against UN Human Rights

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