The UN, that would be the UN which appointed Iran to the women’s rights council, is now faced with yet another enticing option. Hugo Chavez and Pakistan are to run unopposed for seats on the UN’s 47-nation Human Rights Council this year, reported the independent monitoring group UN Watch.
“It’s an outrage,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based UN Watch, which announced the formation of an international coalition of parliamentarians and human rights groups to block both candidacies, “due to their poor records on human rights protection at home and on human rights promotion at the UN.”
In a bit of twisted irony, Syria was up for the seat last year.
…Neuer said that Venezuela and Pakistan were among the few states condemned for gross human rights violations at a recent summit of human rights dissidents, organized by UN Watch and 25 other human rights groups. The resolutions adopted on both countries are being circulated to UN diplomats in hopes they will be addressed at the council’s opening 2012 session next week.
“These are hypocritical candidacies. Chavez throws judges and critics in jail, bullies young student activists and uses his UN vote to shield the atrocities of others. Venezuela just voted against UN action on the horrific massacres perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad,” said Neuer.
…“ Pakistan persecutes religious minorities, including Sufis, Shiites, Ahmadis and Christians. Asia Bibi, a Christian mother of five, is on death row in Pakistan under Pakistan ’s medieval blasphemy law. Pakistan ’s judicial system punishes women who are victimized by rape instead of the rapists. That Pakistan might judge others on human rights is appalling.”…
The UN makes a mockery of us and we play the fools. We are planning to sign treaties with them which transfer our rights and our constitutional liberties. This is really insane. When people think it’s lunacy to react to the UN Agenda 21 movement in this country, maybe they should play closer attention to the theatre of the absurd that DC is playing out with the UN and then tell me who the loons are. Read here: UN Watch