01 March 2011

Libya's human rights record: somewhat funny

Despite having just voted to suspend Libya from its ranks (to be finalized by the UNGA tomorrow), the UN Human Rights Council, according to the agenda of its current session, is planning to "consider and adopt the final outcome of the review of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya." According to the council's timetable, the lengthy report hailing Libya's human rights record will be presented on March 18, and then adopted by the council at the end of the month. The report, which the UN has published on the council website, is the outcome of a recent session that was meant to review Libya's human rights record.
Countries that praised Libya's record: Iran, Algeria, Qatar, Sudan, The Syrian Arab Republic, North Korea, Bahrain, Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia,...

Still funny? Mmm...

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