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Human Rights Mocked

This news doesn’t do much for the UN’s claim to represent the best hope for humanity:

Zimbabwe, the human rights pariah accused of violence, intimidation and suppression of free speech against its people, has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Commission for a three-year term

At least the Zimbabwean bureaucrats real world experience will be of practical use dealing with the subject matter of their extended tenure:

Created in 1946, the commission examines nations’ adherence to treaties and conventions on issues ranging from illegal killings and arbitrary detention to women’s rights, and the right to food and health.

From the SMH via Norm

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