The credibility of the United Nations is on the line as negotiators meet this week to try to finalize the creation of a U.N. Human Rights Council. The new council would replace the current Human Rights Commission, which has become Exhibit A in “What’s wrong with the United Nations” — as human-rights abusers Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe serve on the commission, and it was chaired by Libya in 2003. Such crucial details as the size of the council and how its members are chosen are still unresolved. Opposition reportedly is being led by two of our allies in the war on terrorism: Egypt and Pakistan. Why is that not surprising?
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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