Wednesday, May 10, 2006


John Bolton has been pushing for a restructuring of the Orwellian nightmare named the "UN Human Right's Commission".... Jimmy Carter is seeking to protect the most eggregious Human Right's violators.

After a very watered down version for a new "UN Huamn Right's Council" the UN General Assembly, dominated by despotic and dictatorial and anti US nations voted for it's members.

Big Pharaoh notes the new makeup -

Bahraini blogger Mahmoud thinks that it is barely understandable that his country Bahrain got elected, but Saudi no way.
  • Bahrain, I can barely understand. We’re on the cusp of change which could go either way. We’ve had some strides with reparation and held international rapprochement conferences here, as well as those for transitional justice, so at least we’re going through the motions, hence our election into the Human Rights body of the United Nations is barely understandable...
  • But what the hell is the rationale of electing Saudi in there? Can someone please enlighten me, as I’m at a complete loss as to why the UN/international community consciously want to destroy what is left of the UN’s reputation in the word?
    So is Saudi now going to allow some religious freedoms in the kingdom? And I’m talking about Muslim sects being able to perform their rights, let alone allowing Christians, Jews and Hindus have their own places of worship!
  • I wonder what the Relgious Policeman going to do with this one, it should be fun!
From the Al Jazeera Article -
  • Rights violators voted onto UN council
    Tuesday 09 May 2006

  • The United Nations has elected 44 of the initial 47 members of its new human rights council including five nations named by rights groups as among the world's worst abusers. Russia, China, Cuba, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, identified by Human Rights Watch (HRW), based in New York, as unworthy of membership on the UN body, were among those winning seats in a first round of voting on Tuesday.
  • But two others on the group's list, Iran and Azerbaijan, failed to win membership in the initial round. Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW, said it was inevitable some rights foes would win seats. However, he said progress had been made over the discredited Human Rights Commission, shut down in March.
  • "It doesn't guarantee that the council will be a success, but it is a step in the right direction," he said.
  • Secret ballot
  • The council will be based in Geneva, like its predecessor, and its seats are being divided by regions, with eight set to go to Latin America and the Caribbean, 13 to Africa, 13 to Asia, six to eastern Europe and seven to western Europe and others, a grouping that includes the United States, Canada and Israel.
  • The 13 African seats went to Algeria, Cameroon, Djibouti, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia.
  • Asia's 13 seats were awarded to Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Sri Lanka.
  • The eight Latin American and Caribbean posts were granted to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.

  • the seven slots designated for western Europe and others were accorded to Britain, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The United States did not run for a post.

  • Voting for the seats was held by secret ballot among the 191-member General Assembly. Countries needed at least 96 votes to win a slot.


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