The United Nations General Assembly has again elected repressive dictatorships and authoritarian regimes to its human rights council, eliciting rebukes from rights groups.
Eighteen countries were selected on Wednesday to serve three-year terms on the council that begins in January. The Human Rights Foundation expressed concerns about several of the elected states, including Burundi, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Togo, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela.
“It is an outrage that the U.N. entrusted the world’s human rights protection to some of the worst dictatorships and authoritarian regimes,” said Thor Halvorssen, president of the foundation, in astatement. “A mere nine years after its foundation, the council today shows the same symptoms of hypocrisy and double standards displayed by the discredited Human Rights Commission that preceded it.”
Created in 2006, the council is “responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them,” according to the U.N.
However, the foundation released a joint report with other rights groups that highlighted rampant abuses by the elected countries’ governments, including the repression of political opponents and civil society, censorship of independent media, and corruption in state institutions.
It is nice when small start up companies get off to a good start. Unfortunately for a country with no industry( destroyed by the EPA for China) the three top economic movers are now narcotics, porn and gambling. Weed is now on the commodities futures exchange. Just like the godfather movie where the Don walks into a grocery store and helps himself to the cash register and places his useless nephew on the struggling grocer's payroll. That is how I see our mafia government.
New President must decide to leave the UN. There are horrid and no nothing.
If the U.S. veto's something but the other four permanent security members vote for it, don't they override the veto of the U.S.? Just asking.
Not leave, abolish them , the same day you abolish the IRS, EPA, Dept.of Education, Dept. of Homeland Security etc. Use the Taxpayers money for something worthwhile for a change. President Trump, make us a Deal!!!
They are just following the NON-EXISTENT E.T. agenda's INSTRUCTIONS.....................WHAT,...... did you expect a HUMAN LEANING AGENDA,....................FROM THE E. T.'S..................REALLY?
Looks like names of those in the United Nations need to be logged and those hunted down, tried for crimes against humanity and hung once we grab they WH. We grab them in New York, by surprise. Remember we take it (WH) at any cost this time. Every church pastor, priest, needs to be on the same page and speak to those in their communities come election day if and when it arrives. I see a thinning on the Horizon where we conservatives, christians and good decent people come out on top.
Archie, fuhrer Obama isn't going to allow elections. he will find a reason to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution he now ignores, and declare himself ruler for life
I felt on day one once Obama was elected in 08, that he wouldn't give up the WH when his term was over. I stated that on our local Tea party site and then later here. Many seemed to understand and agreed. I just hope that isn't true and we get rid of him. I hate the bastard.