Sunday, April 01, 2007

UN Watch

This is just a public service announcement. A number of blogs have linked to or embedded this already, but just in case anyone has missed it, the testimony of Hillel Neuer, of UN Watch, to the UN Human Rights Council is absolutely essential viewing:

Mr. President,

Six decades ago, in the aftermath of the Nazi horrors, Eleanor Roosevelt, Réné Cassin and other eminent figures gathered here, on the banks of Lake Geneva, to reaffirm the principle of human dignity. They created the Commission on Human Rights. Today, we ask: What has become of their noble dream?

In this session we see the answer. Faced with compelling reports from around the world of torture, persecution, and violence against women, what has the Council pronounced, and what has it decided?

Nothing. Its response has been silence. Its response has been indifference. Its response has been criminal...

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