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New UN Rights Council: "It's Still A Mess"

by Mike Fegelman

Hrcouncil The staff editorial in Monday’s National Post, entitled "UN rights body: It’s still a mess," described the UN’s new human rights council as "every bit as facile and irrelevant as the old rights commission it replaced… and as blind to abuses by the world’s dictators as the old commission."

Among the highlights:

"As part of its delegation, Iran has sent Saeed Mortazavi, a government prosecutor widely thought to have sanctioned the torture and possibly even the execution of political prisoners. He is believed to have overseen the custody and interrogation of Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi of Montreal, who died while in prison in Iran, apparently of wounds suffered at the hands of her jailers…

Even Louise Arbour, the former Canadian Supreme Court justice who is the permanent head of the council, saw cause only to single out the U.S. for criticism while ignoring abuses in China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Algeria and a host of other nations."

For an astounding look at one of the UN’s proposed "human rights experts," see UN Watch‘s June 20 report, "Switzerland’s Nominee to the UN Human Rights Council and the Moammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize."



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