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David
- 1748 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
Cynical failure on the part of the UN, the world leading human rights body, to address the greatest rights abuses of the modern age. North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba, Nigeria or other of the world's great tyrannies are never criticized



   

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Parsifal S (96)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 12:32 pm


David you forgot to add Israel, Saudi Arabia and the USSA mong your long list.
just saying
 

Parsifal S (96)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 12:32 pm

is this a question, not too many dared to ask ?

Why Aren't ISIS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 12:49 pm
I don't remember details, but when I read the Declaration of Human Rights, I was trying to think of a single country that doesn't violate some of them. Maybe some isolated isle in the Pacific...
 

Gillian M (218)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 1:59 pm
When anyone tries to take the floor of the United Nations Human Rights Council and reveal the truth about abusive states, watch the abusers press their buzzers and demand that the truth-teller be stopped from speaking. Expecting the UNHRC to carry out a fair, balanced or accurate investigation of anything involving the State of Israel is rather like expecting the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to carry out investigations into persecution of Christians in Muslim countries.

The impact of the OIC and its many backers in Africa and elsewhere has led to a cynical failure on the part of the UN, the world leading human rights body, to address the greatest rights abuses of the modern age. North Korea, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Russia, China, Cuba, Nigeria or other of the world's great tyrannies…are never criticized.

The United Nations Human Rights Council [UNHRC] convened an emergency session on July 23, 2014, to consider the plight of Palestinians in Gaza during the war between Israel and the terrorist organization, Hamas. The session was held at the request of the coordinators of the Group of Arab States, the Group of African States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries and the "state of Palestine," in a letter, dated July 18, to the UNHRC President. At that session, 29 out of 47 member states voted (1 against — USA — and 17 abstentions) to dispatch urgently "an independent, international commission of inquiry" to investigate "all violations of international human rights laws and international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territory [sic], including East Jerusalem, particularly in the Gaza Strip."

This may have seemed a reasonable thing to ask in a time of war, and no doubt gentlefolk around the world deem it a suitable and necessary thing to do, given the very high numbers of casualties and fatalities clocked up by that day. But expecting the UNHRC to carry out a fair, balanced or accurate investigation of anything involving the State of Israel is rather like asking the Organization of Islamic Cooperation [OIC] to carry out investigations into the persecution of Christians, Ahmadi Muslims, or Baha'is in Muslim countries.

Before the emergency session ended, Navi Pillay, the South African UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who has her own office in New York, but supervises the Geneva-based UNHRC, warned the world that Israel may have committed war crimes by not doing enough to protect civilians. Pillay, however, has a long track record of demonizing Israel; it was she who was behind the infamous and totally discredited Goldstone Report of 2009, which accused Israel of deliberately targeting Gazan civilians — a finding that the report's author, Richard Goldstone, later retracted, although Pillay did not.

Please see the rest of the article.
 

Gillian M (218)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 2:09 pm
As for the lack of human rights council, it was disbanded in 2006 but it didn't take long for the countries who have some of the worst human rights issues in the world to get back on there, Brazil, China, Cuba, Indonesia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea (North Korea), Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates to name but a few. In fact Syria is also on a council one dealing directly with human rights issues. None of these countries want an investigation into their misdeeds eg there was no investigation or sanction against China for Tiananmen Sq nor any of the arrests and murders of a human rights lawyer.
 

Jennifer Ward (40)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 4:02 pm
It is becoming more and more evident that the UN has lost the plot and has become a forum for wacky ideas that cause more conflict and poverty than practical solutions. The woman pictured has demanded that Israel 'share' its Iron Dome technology with Hamas- what sort of body demands that a besieged country hand over defence technology to its enemy?
 

Miriam E (18)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 4:49 pm
Thanks David.
It's a scary world we live in, with such a bias in the UN.
 

Shil O (0)
Saturday August 9, 2014, 11:40 pm
Whats the difference between the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and the
Cairo Declaration of Human Rights
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Answer

The Sharia - where non mohammedans are treated as second class citizens
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 3:08 am
Je comprends mal le rôle de l'UN. Il devrait avoir le pouvoir d'agir pour le mieux-être de tous, et ce, en tout temps. Ça ne semble jamais être le cas.
 

Stella G (403)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 3:56 am
E intanto l'ONU stà a guardare
 

Hilary S (65)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 5:04 am
the UN has shown itself to be one of the most corrupt organisations in today's world. i know of people who have worked there who say this, including the highly respected author shirley hazzard. created with such hope, the UN has been hijacked by nations seeking to pervert its work to further their own corruption.

but we know this if we take even a slightly careful look.
 

Giana P (398)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 5:22 am
Hilary, you are so right!
 

Parsifal S (96)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 6:31 am

UN’s Ban Ki-moon is a partner in Israel’s crimes. This open letter signed by 129 organizations and distinguished individuals was sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 5 August...
 

Sheila D (194)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 2:32 pm
If you don't believe the UN is corrupt just think about all of the times it has been asked to intervene and has done nothing. The US, the UK, France and Australia, etc are not the world's peacekeepers. That job was supposed to be up to the United Nations. Now the nations are no longer united under humanitarian issues, but go under their own agendas, or those agendas of abusive and/or powerful countries. Agree with Dimitris.
 

Ulane V (48)
Monday August 11, 2014, 12:07 am
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 1:28 am
The UN is a toothless useless organization and has accomplished nothing in it's long history of inactivity except to wear out it.s jaws by talking hot air.
 

B Lewenza (76)
Monday August 11, 2014, 5:51 am
Noted Thanks for sharing David&Sheila First let me say the use of that slogan is absolutely useless. In every culture every one wives get beat by their husbands. So cry a few more fake tears Israel. Any man who beats his wife is a coward and also has low self esteem about his man hood. Human Rights Voices argues that the reason the UN itself does not have a proper definition of terrorism is because of a standoff between it and the OIC over the OIC and Arab League exclusions that have a single purpose: to justify attacks by terrorists on Israel and its citizens.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 11, 2014, 11:25 am
Noted and thanks!
The UN has become a joke of epic proportions.
 
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