The moral bankruptcy of the UN “Human Rights” Council

The United Nations’ Human Rights Council, a 47-nation body that boasts the membership of virtually every major human rights abuser on the planet as well as, inexplicably, the United States and Canada, opened a 3-week session earlier this week. That sound you hear is cheering from every thugocracy, dictatorship, banana republic, and junta, knowing that, for three glorious weeks, they’ll be able to tie the Western world in knots by focusing on the “crimes” of democracies while deflecting attention from their own (far more serious) abuses. According to the official schedule, next week on June 27th the council will hold a 90-minute debate on Syria, possibly featuring Kofi Annan.

The following week, on July 2nd, the Council will feature an entire day on alleged violations in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),” featuring Richard Falk, a notorious Israel-hater and 9/11 conspiracy theorist who has been hired as the Council’s “expert” on “Palestine.” Follow me here…90 minutes on the butchery taking place in Syria and an entire day spent bashing Israel. That seems about right.

UN General Assembly Hall (Photo: Patrick Gruban)

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay used her speech before the Council to express “serious concern” over and call for an investigation into U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan. She also singled out Canada by citing a Quebec law on public rallies as a prime example of “alarming” moves to restrict freedom of assembly in many parts of the world. Her speech didn’t mention China, Cuba, Iran, or Saudi Arabia. Because the real human rights crisis in the world today, she would have us believe, is found in liberal, Western democracies.

Without psychoanalyzing the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating Western mopes who participate in this charade, you have to marvel at the brilliance of the human rights abusers who clamor to sit on the Council precisely so they can ensure that their murderous regimes are never criticized. But the cause of human rights – a vital and increasingly endangered cause – is done a tremendous disservice by the willingness of Western democracies to sit in consort with the Chinas, Syrias, and Sudans of the world and pretend that we’re all equally interested in human rights. The Council’s disproportionate focus on Israel is only partially due to Arab hatred of the Jewish State – other countries go along with it to keep their own abuses off the agenda.

If we are truly interested in advancing the cause of human rights – and we should be – we should look for other avenues to support it and extricate ourselves from the embarrassing farce of the “Human Rights” Council.


Author: Stand For Israel | June 20, 2012
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What do you think?

  • doug
    June 24, 2012
    8:59 pm
     

    There can’t be peace in the world right now, we are in that time place where “good” is bad and “bad” is good. Any house divided against itself cannot stand,however we the Elect can stand as long as we agree with the creator and those who do. Shalom

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  • anon
    June 24, 2012
    7:08 pm
     

    Human Rights is good. it is not godly. big difference. the new jerusalem will come down from heaven and defeat the leader of this one world government that will take place after wwiii.

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  • Bobby
    June 24, 2012
    4:06 pm
     

    Get our country out of theUN and the UNout of our country. We need them like we need 4 more years of Obama! Both are useless.

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  • REV. LIBNY
    June 24, 2012
    4:02 pm
     

    Let’s keep Israel and the US in our prayers. We are living in a season of drastic surprises, some not good, but we need to keep the faith and to trust He Knows how to lead human history to His purpose

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  • Phil
    June 24, 2012
    1:13 pm
     

    I wish people would not be ashamed of GOD and write as such. Not G-d, or as one person wrote several days ago J—-. If you are afraid you will be blocked by saying or spelling the word God or Jesus, then say Yaweh or Yeshua. Shout from the rooftops!!

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  • K.C.
    June 22, 2012
    4:24 pm
     

    The U.N. is truly the organization that represents the world. The world hates God and is ruled by “the prince of this world.” We must remember John 3:19. Let us concentrate on following God and not in human organizations, even when their founding intentions are good.

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  • Jim
    June 22, 2012
    8:37 am
     

    Why is the United States still a member of the United Nations? WE need to get the hell out of there and stand with Israel.

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    • Kiki
      June 24, 2012
      1:32 am
       

      I agree!Let France have them!!!

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    • Bruce
      June 24, 2012
      11:55 am
       

      Amen to that Jim. With the possible exception of WHO (World Health Organization, as I’m sure everybody knows), the UN is not only worthless, but because of too much of our gutless gov’t, dangerous as well.

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    • Patricia
      June 24, 2012
      5:02 pm
       

      Because we have a supporter of Arab and Iran in our highest office at this time. He says one thing but supports a far different cause. Only one way to change this whole U.N. thing…get rid of our pz

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    • Onijitsu
      June 24, 2012
      6:43 pm
       

      I tend to think the UN needs to be reformed. Reformed and rehabilitated, heavily for certain. Ultimately, it will do no good for the USA to isolate itself from world affairs.

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  • Alphonso
    June 22, 2012
    7:52 am
     

    Proverbs:14 verse 34 Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people. Let all nations seek God and ask him to take away the reproach of sin from off of their nation whoever they may be, God Bless Isreal forever.

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  • Jean
    June 21, 2012
    11:34 pm
     

    The Lord God the Allmighty, promissed to bring back his people from all the nations where he scatered them. This is happens now! Prais the Lord. Am Israel chai!

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  • LMW
    June 21, 2012
    10:06 pm
     

    Psalm 116

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    • Pastor david
      June 24, 2012
      12:47 pm
       

      As the mountains Surround Jerusalem ,so the Lord
      Surrounds His people. Both. Now & forevermore
      O

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  • Gerardo Perez Pichardo
    June 21, 2012
    8:34 pm
     

    Lets PRAY and claim to the Lord tha His Justice come soon. And give us faith and endurance for the things to come.

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  • BP
    June 21, 2012
    6:55 pm
     

    It is time to dismantle the UN…past time… get the us out and get the un out of the us…

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    • Patricia
      June 24, 2012
      5:05 pm
       

      Amen to that!!!

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    • Benjamin, Jr.
      October 17, 2012
      2:46 am
       

      It’s just impossible to dismantle the UN, but it’s possible for the US to get out of the UN and the UN to be kicked out from the American soil if the UN continues to be ineffective to the
      purposes for which it was created.

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  • Yeshua
    June 21, 2012
    4:08 pm
     

    The Paradox: Striving through struggle to achieve Supremacy And Separation without resorting to Luciferian Christianity and/or Athiestic Despotism…Advice for advocates of both extremes…”Remove the speck from thy own eyes before telling your brother to remove the timber from his…”

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    • Kendra
      June 24, 2012
      11:43 pm
       

      I just wanted to apologize. You mentioned Luciferian Christianity after my two quotes from the Psalms and Wisdom of Solomon. I am not exactly sure what you meant, but I have been pondering what you might have meant. I did not quote those with the intention of being against Israel or the Jewish people. I was thinking about how much they related to all the leaders that gather at the U.N. and who sit on the Human Rights Council. I know that Israel is often, if not always these days, disregarded at the U.N. I realize that the HRC is dominated by Islamic nations, and that Asian nations are also mingling their own self interests with them against Israel. That is not to mention the other nations who are doing the same. Justice is perverted there. Too many people have died, without appropriate U.N. intervention, in many areas of the world. The Sudanese, and Rwandan peoples are just a couple to mention. I pray that God will defend Israel and draw her people unto Him, as well as all peoples that call upon His name and seek to trust in His mercy. I do not know if you have belief that Jesus is God’s son. I know that His name has been used in an unholy way at different times throughout history. I once stood in the home of a Jewish woman in Oregon, in the U.S., and mentioned the name of Jesus. She sternly warned me to never mention that name again, and I felt so sad. I had meant no offense. I am not sure the information that she had been taught that would make her recoil at the name of Jesus. Anyway, this is the fellowship of Jews and Christians, so chances are you are a believer. The name, Yeshua, could potentially give that away. Anyhow, I meant no offense to Israel. I am deeply grieved over the many lamentations of her people. May all the Jews come to know their Messiah, and walk hand in hand with their God. May they all have the faith of David, Esther, Daniel, Joseph, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Moses, and all of the rest of faithful Israel. Two of my favorite movies are The Hiding Place, and Fiddler on the Roof. I have shared these my children over and over again throughout the years and they love them too. My oldest son is well versed in Christian and Jewish history, knows the scriptures, and loves Israel. My younger children also. God bless you, Yeshua.

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  • Kendra
    June 21, 2012
    9:57 am
     

    “For wisdom is a kindly spirit, but will not free blasphemers from the guilt of their words; because God is witness of their inmost feelings, and a true observer of their hearts, and a hearer of their tongues. Because the spirit of the Lord has filled the world, and that which holds all things together knows what is said, therefore those who utter untrighteous things will not escape notice, and justice, WHEN IT PUNISHES, will not pass them by.” The Wisdom of Solomon
    “Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? the kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed saying, “Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision. then he will speak to them in his wrath, and therrify them in his fury, saying, “I have set my king on Zion, my holy hill.” I will tell of the decree of the Lord: He said to me, “You are my son; Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron, and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vesssel.” Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling, kiss his feet, or he will be angry, and you will perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled. Happy are all who take refuge in him. Psalm 2

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  • Doreen
    June 21, 2012
    8:35 am
     

    Do NOT FRET OVER THE DISFUNCTIONAL UN!!!!! GOD ALMIGHTY IS IN CONTROL AND NEVER SLEEPS OR SLUMBERS! HE WILL DEFEND ISRAEL AT ALL TIMES! NOTHING CAN STAND AGAINST GOD! SIT BACK AND LET GOD HANDLE IT……

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  • Beverly
    June 21, 2012
    8:28 am
     

    In everything that is happening in the world I know that my God permits them as it predited in His Word.
    Are you surprised?
    Be still and know that our God is in control!
    Watch and Pray

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  • Daniel
    June 21, 2012
    3:42 am
     

    Do not expect justice in this world. But God is in control. We pray for you Israel!

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  • Bobby
    June 20, 2012
    9:18 pm
     

    Get our country out of theUn and the UN out of our gountry! Stand with Israel!

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  • MARTIN
    June 20, 2012
    7:21 pm
     

    DISBAN THE UN NO ONE WILL MISS IT EXEPT THE MUSLIMS

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  • karin
    June 20, 2012
    3:48 pm
     

    My prayer is that G-D will remove this self-aggrandizing, arrogant bandit organization fom the shores of America!

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  • Dan C
    June 20, 2012
    3:25 pm
     

    “Get US out of the UN; get the UN out of the US!”

    Nice sentiment- great slogan- probably (sadly) never happen though …

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  • Mahmud
    June 20, 2012
    3:09 pm
     

    As a human being, I should first think if I am doing something which is against human rights or not. I donot need to finger who is doing what before I correct myself. Only then, I can establish a base for progress in every sphere. I love Israel and its people. I believe that it is a very small country and should be contented with good ideas and approaches which will be the models for global peace, stability, sustainability on equal foot.

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  • ADAM
    June 20, 2012
    2:09 pm
     

    Canada, America and other democratic countries have as bad of human rights abuses as despotic States like Iran, Egypt, Palestine, China, etc.; Western States just operate diffrently. Refer to psychiatric and prisons. Unlawful Confinement means any harmful environ which these present as well as in the general population.G-d is Love.

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    • Jack
      June 21, 2012
      7:52 pm
       

      You’ve got to be kidding, right?? My country of Canada is in no way in a league with Brutal Thug States like Iran and Egypt.If you really believe that Adam, take ahike over and live there for a while.You must be living in “La La ” Land if you believe something as foolish and downright stupid as that.Get Real!!!!!

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  • Frankie
    June 20, 2012
    1:32 pm
     

    The UN human rights counsel is a farce. It reminds me of wicked children gathering together to pick on some other kid who is easy prey. With all the bad stuff going on in the world, nations actually pay people doing this “job”. Money would be better spent and the building put into a better use than these pots calling the kettle black.

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  • angelo
    June 20, 2012
    1:31 pm
     

    It is a shame to allow these type of leaders and governemnts to deter the progress of human rights and democracy in our globe, especially at a time of global change in the Mi-east etc. Perhaps, garner support of enough nations tom override this deterence.

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  • Mal
    June 20, 2012
    1:09 pm
     

    Let us give the UN Human Rights Committee a Peace Prize, that will make them nice?

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    • Patricia
      June 24, 2012
      5:09 pm
       

      You mean like the Peace Prize that was given to our USA prez??? Yeah right..

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