How many more scandals will the Australian government tolerate before finally putting their foot down once and for all?
Alex Newman from the New American writes about another epic fail over at the UNHRC.
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.
Still, Sudan’s genocidal maniac, who seized power in coup more than two decades ago, might represent a new low for the almost-comically discredited UN council, according to commentators. Al-Bashir, who purports to be a “president,” has a warrant out for his arrest by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity.
The brutal Sudanese dictator is actually the first sitting head of state to be the subject of an ICC arrest warrant. And since the international process was initiated over the genocidal plans al-Bashir "masterminded and implemented" in the Darfur region, the mass murderer has continued carrying out barbaric atrocities against Christians, the people of the Nuba mountains, and other groups.
…The UN itself is also under fire from all sides for a seemingly never-ending parade of scandals. Among the more recent outrages: allowing its “peace keeping” troops to continue engaging in systematic sex crimes worldwide; handing U.S. technology to the regimes ruling Iran and North Korea; criticizing the United States and Canada for bogus abuses; fabricating climate hysteria to justify its power grabs; using U.S. taxpayers’ money on forced abortions in China; and much more.
You can continue reading here Alex Newman’s article.
According to the DFAT website, Australia, although not currently a member of the Human Rights Council, is an active participant at the Council’s sessions.
How about Julie Bishop, shadow minister for Foreign Affairs have to say about Omar Al-Bashir’s nomination? Nothing.
I say again, how many more UNHRC scandals will the Australian government tolerate before finally putting their foot down once and for all? Any self-respecting nation that truly upholds human rights, like Australia, should immediately withdraw from the UNHRC “dictator’s club.”
Pity neither the Gillard government nor the prospective Abbott government has the ticker to do so.