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U.S. Accused of Failing to ‘Speak the Truth’ About Gaddafi Regime at U.N. Human Rights Council

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Patrick Goodenough
CNS News [1]
March 19, 2012

The Obama administration says that when the U.N. Human Rights Council adopts a report on the review of a country’s human rights record, the step is a mere formality and does not imply endorsing the report’s contents.

Last Wednesday, the Geneva-based HRC adopted a report on Libya’s human rights record that was first drafted during the Gaddafi era.

Despite the fact that the report incorporated expressions of praise [2] for that regime by governments including Pakistan, Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea and “Palestine,” neither the U.S. nor any other council member objected to the report’s adoption – despite having been given the opportunity to do so by the HRC’s president.

The report was the outcome of Libya’s “universal periodic review” (UPR), a procedure in which every member of the U.N. has its human rights record evaluated once every four years.

Its adoption drew criticism from some veteran observers of the U.N.

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[1] CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-accused-failing-speak-truth-about-gaddafi-regime-un-human-rights-council

[2] expressions of praise: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/nonsensical-un-human-rights-council-praises-toppled-gaddafi-regime

[3] US elected to UN Human Rights Council, after years of Bush neglect: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-elected-to-un-human-rights-council-after-years-of-bush-neglect.html

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[6] UN Finds Human Rights Violations by Syria Opposition: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-finds-human-rights-violations-by-syria-opposition.html

[7] Human Rights Group: No Evidence Gaddafi Encouraged Troops to Rape: http://www.prisonplanet.com/human-rights-group-no-evidence-gaddafi-encouraged-troops-to-rape.html

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