U.N. Resolution to Praise Qaddafi’s Human Rights Record

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COULD THE U.N. BE ANYMORE IRRELEVANT?

The UN is planning a resolution praising the Qaddafi regime’s human rights record. Leaves me speechless.

…Despite the council’s own inquiry this year finding evidence of war crimes by the Qaddafi regime, the UN Human Rights Council, according to the agenda of its current session, is planning to “consider and adopt the final outcome of the review of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,” which lavishes praise on the disgraced regime.

According to the council’s timetable, the lengthy report hailing Qaddafi’s human rights record will be presented on March 16, and then adopted by the council toward the end of the month. The report, which the UN has featured on the March session’s website, is the outcome of a 2010 session that was meant to review Libya’s human rights record.

The report had been postponed repeatedly since it was originally scheduled for adoption last year, following UN Watch’s prior objections.

Apart from a handful of genuine criticisms, the bulk of the report, said executive director Hillel Neuer, “falsely praises Qaddafi’s oppressive regime, insults the memory of his victims and harms the reputation of the UN.”…Read more: UN Watch

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