Monday, 28 February 2011

The United Nations is a sick joke

'The Syrian Arab Republic praised the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for its serious commitment to and interaction with the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms. It commended the country for its democratic regime based on promoting the people’s authority through the holding of public conferences, which enhanced development and respect for human rights, while respecting cultural and religions traditions.


Palestine commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for the consultations held with civil society in the preparation of the national report, which demonstrated its commitment to the improved enjoyment of human rights. Palestine praised the country for the Great Green Document on Human Rights. It noted the establishment of the national independent institution entrusted with promoting and protecting human rights, which had many of the competencies set out in the Paris Principles. It also noted the interaction of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya with human rights mechanisms.


Saudi Arabia commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya’s achievements in its constitutional, legislative and institutional frameworks, which showed the importance that the country attached to human rights, and for the fact that international treaties took precedence over its national legislation. It noted that the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had become party to many human rights conventions and had equipped itself with a number of institutions, national, governmental and non-governmental, tasked with promoting and protecting human rights.'
More countries verdicts on Libya's Human Rights record at UN Watch, who also inform us that:
'Despite having just voted to suspend Libya from its ranks, the UN Human Rights Council is about to adopt a lengthy report hailing Libya’s human rights record. The report, which is on the council website, is the outcome of a recent session that reviewed Libya’s human rights record. Although the “Universal Periodic Review” mechanism is described by council defenders as its saving grace, the vast majority of council members and observers falsely praised the Gaddafi regime for its alleged promotion of human rights. The regime’s reps also declared the same... though now they admit that the opposite is true. The report is on the council website and set to be adopted during the current March session. UN Watch calls on the council president to acknowledge that the session was a fraud, withdraw the report, and schedule a new session in which council members would tell the truth. Gaddaf’s victims deserve no less.
The United Nations and its Human Rights Council is a joke. The number of countries with little or no respect for human rights is growing and they comment approvingly on each other whilst reserving criticism for Western democracies especially the USA and of course Israel.

1 comment:

Davieboy said...

Truly a joke indeed, so why am I not laughing?