Thursday, March 02, 2006

U.N. Human Rights Council

Honestly, try this for logic. From Mary Robinson, former UN Commissioner for Human Rights on why the proposal for a new Human Rights Council should be adopted.
If the United States presses for further negotiation, the U.S. media and Americans should ask themselves what sort of Human Rights Council they want and whether they prefer to stand beside the U.S. administration and countries like Cuba and Sudan as they search for it, or with human rights organizations and the majority of UN member states, including those in the European Union, calling for the current resolution to be adopted without further delay.
I thought the need to create a Human Rights Council to replace the Human Rights Commission was precisely because the Commission was seen as inept and corrupt and an embarrassment, but one that also happens to be supported by the majority of UN member states. Which is why the U.S. is demanding that the vote be 2/3rds to allow nations to be on the new Council. So people like Mary Robinson won't be in charge ever again.

Personally, I don't think the United Nations is worth saving. It's a corrupt and venal organization dominated by French perfidity and Russian style corruption.

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