Humanists shocked to receive ‘bizarre rant’ from United States

UNHRC - UN Human Rights Council

It was officially announced this week that the US has quit the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This is the first time any nation has ever voluntarily left. When it was first established in 2006, the Bush administration simply did not join, and it was only in 2009 that the Obama administration brought the US in. … Read moreHumanists shocked to receive ‘bizarre rant’ from United States

The UN Human Rights Council is seriously flawed

With a Hat Tip to UN Watch, I’d like to introduce you to some of the 2017 members of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The background context here is that nations are selected to sit on this council for a period of three years, and a total of 47 nations have a seat. Who are some … Read moreThe UN Human Rights Council is seriously flawed

UN Human Rights – Making the Poachers the Gamekeepers

The United Nations has a Human Rights council, but of course you knew that. If you check out their site, there they lay out what they are there for in very plain terms … The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and … Read moreUN Human Rights – Making the Poachers the Gamekeepers

UN Human Rights council has become a complete farce

The latest bit of news to emerge from the UN Human Rights council is that Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has been issuing tweets in which he made some truly bizarre claims. What exactly is this economic “Urgent Threat” that he is babbling about, and in what way exactly is free-market economics … Read moreUN Human Rights council has become a complete farce

Saudi Arabia, Human Rights and the UN … some shocking news

You would perhaps expect Saudi Arabia to be facing considerable pressure from the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but apparently not. Let’s first make this abundantly clear … The Mandate and goal of the UNHRC is that it is … a United Nations System inter-governmental body whose 47 member states are responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around … Read moreSaudi Arabia, Human Rights and the UN … some shocking news

Saudi Arabia puts in a bid to run the UN Human Rights Council

Which would be the ideal nation to run the UN Human Rights Council? I know, let’s find the one nation that infringes every single human right going, and put them in charge, what could possibly go wrong with that? It sounds bizarre, but that is exactly what is now on the table. UN Watch reports the … Read moreSaudi Arabia puts in a bid to run the UN Human Rights Council