Fox Guarding the Hen House Dept.: Syria a shoo-in for re-election to UN Human Rights Council

by David Solomonoff

Australia’s The Age denounces the UN’s Human Right’s Council Universal Periodic Review of countries as “nothing more than a politicised kangaroo court that is the equivalent of putting an embezzler in charge of regulating the banks.”

At the time when they recently conducted a Periodic Review of the human rights record of Australia, the Council included Saudi Arabia, Libya and Cuba among its members.

The article also notes a report by British charity Save the Children that found rampant child sexual molestation committed by UN staff and a “culture of impunity” that them from prosecution.

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