Who’s judg­ing hu­man rights?

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North - Townsville Bul­letin Wed­nes­day, March 9, 2011

I HAVE noted a news re­port that the United Na­tions has ejected Libya off the com­mit­tee which de­cides what is fit and proper in re­gard to var­i­ous hu­man rights is­sues in UN mem­ber na­tions. If hu­man rights is a mat­ter of truth and proper jus­tice, one won­ders how a gov­ern­ment led by Colonel Gaddafi could have been ap­pointed to a hu­man rights com­mit­tee.

One won­ders also what other gov­ern­ments, which have no re­gard for the hu­man rights of their own cit­i­zens, sit in judge­ment on hu­man rights. Af­ter learn­ing that Libya was on a UN hu­man rights body, can we ex­pect rep­re­sen­ta­tives of peo­ple like Robert Mu­gabe or Fidel Cas­tro to be mak­ing de­ci­sions about our hu­man rights? LEO Mc­MANUS


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