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Islamic Bloc Nations Control One-Third of UN Rights Council Seats

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, May 22, 2008.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    (CNSNews.com) - In a mixed result for those concerned about the makeup and performance of the United Nations' Human Rights Council, Sri Lanka failed Wednesday to win another term, but bids by Pakistan and Bahrain were successful. Two African countries with poor human rights records, Gabon and Zambia, also attained seats on the Geneva-based body.

    The U.N. General Assembly elected 15 countries to three-year terms on Wednesday. When the voting ended, the number of council members regarded as "free" had dropped by one, to 22 of a total 47. (In the HRC's inaugural May 2006 election, only 25 of the total 47 HRC members were ranked as "free" by Freedom House, a human rights advocacy group.)

    Sixteen countries -- one third -- in the Human Rights Council are members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a grouping that has drawn scrutiny during the first two years of the council's operation for promoting an agenda that critics say undermines the cause of international human rights. (Of the 16, only one -- Indonesia -- is defined as free by Freedom House.)

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  2. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
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    No surprise here. Par for the course with the UN. Wish we would pull out and kick them out of our country.
  3. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Problem with that is it's the UN's country now not ours and it's also in control of our childrens minds. UNESCO.
    #3 poncho, May 22, 2008
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