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UN hails Libya’s human rights record

The Vancouver Sun reports:
“The UN Human Rights Council is set to adopt a major report hailing Libya’s human rights record — despite moving to suspend the Arab country’s council membership amid an international outcry over attacks on civilians.

“The report shows countries applauding and commending Libya as they note ‘with appreciation the country’s commitment to upholding human rights on the ground.’

“The 23-page report was compiled as part of the council’s Universal Periodic Review — a process the UN bills as a rigorous scrutiny of the human rights records of each UN member state every four years.

“Canada is among those that ‘welcomed improvements’ Libya made ‘in its respect for human rights,’ according to the report, which is scheduled for a vote before the Geneva-based 47-member council March 18.

Shortly thereafter, the following appears in The Washington Post:
“The U.N. Human Rights Council has postponed issuing its report on Libya in the wake of criticism that it contains praise for the North African nation’s human rights record.

“The routine report was prepared before the recent uprisings and Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi’s violent crackdown on protesters.

“The 47-nation council said it would hold off on adopting the report on Libya after critics said it was too soft.”

Go figure.


3 Responses to “UN hails Libya’s human rights record”

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