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Syria’s Application For Libya’s Old Seat On UN Human Rights Council Is Not A Sick Joke

by | 17th, April 2011

WHICH country will fill the seat on the UN Human Rights Council vacated by Libya? Might it be…Syria? We kid you not. Now Lebanon produces an extract from the Syrian application form:

The five-page document makes some breathtaking claims. It says that Syria has “worked consistently on advancing the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.”

This is at best delusional, at worst a lie. It goes on to say that the “promotion and protection of human rights are of highest importance to Syria,” another flabbergasting assertion, and that “Syria’s candidature to the Human Rights Council signifies its commitment to respect and to support the inalienable and indivisible nature of all human rights, both on the national and international levels.

Over in Syria:



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