Wednesday, March 15, 2006

New UN Rights Council

Ambassadors broke out in applause after the 170-4 vote to create a new U.N. Human Rights body. The US had objected to this new body on the grounds that the rules fot the body were not strong enough to prevent violators from getting a seat. The body will replace the Geneva based 53-country UN Human Rights Commission.

Charter members of the new body include: Cuba, Pakistan, Iran, Bosnia, Chad and the Congo.

US Ambassador John Bolton was appaled.


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