Opponents and liberty-minded activists are up in arms over the fact that the genocidal mass-murderer ruling over Sudan, Islamist Omar al-Bashir, is set to be elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Observers said the move will further discredit an institution that has already become a laughing stock around the world for appointing so many communist and Islamic dictatorships as supposed guardians of human rights.
Critics from across the political spectrum are already protesting the latest development. But analysts say that with the broad support of governments in the region and backing from the so-called “African Union,” the Sudanese war criminal’s appointment to the UN so-called “human rights” entity is now virtually assured without a massive wave of opposition.
Ironically, the UN resolution that created the dubious global rights body stated that "members elected to the Council shall uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights." Even using the UN’s own questionable definitions of “human rights” — completely alien to American notions of individual rights — the council’s membership makes an absolute mockery of the resolution and the idea of protecting human rights.
Other regimes represented on the global council include some of the most repressive and totalitarian dictators on the planet: Cuba’s communists, for example, Saudi Arabia’s autocratic Islamists, the mass-murdering communist dictatorship ruling over mainland China, and many more. Less than a decade ago, the body was actually chaired by the autocratic regime of Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi.
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Photo: Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir speaks to reporters during a visit to Tripoli, Libya, Jan. 7, 2012: AP Images