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Israel May Quit the UN Human Rights Council

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posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Okay, this is going to be a long post but hang on.
I'd like to remind everyone what countries are members of the UN Human Rights Council:

Angola

Angola scored poorly on the 2008 Ibrahim Index of African Governance. It was ranked 44 from 48 sub-Saharan African countries, scoring particularly badly in the areas of Participation and Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity and Human Development. Source


Austria
Bangladesh

The poor health conditions in Bangladesh is attributed by the lack of healthcare and services provision by the government.
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The High Court also strengthened its stance against punishments by Islamic edict (fatwa), following complaints of brutal sentences carried out against women by extra-legal village courts. Source

Belgium
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso

Political freedoms are severely restricted in Burkina Faso, with human rights organizations decrying numerous acts of state-sponsored violence against journalists and other politically active members of society. Source

Cameroon
Chile
China

A number of foreign governments and NGOs routinely criticize China's human rights record, alleging widespread civil rights violations, including systematic use of lengthy detention without trial, forced confessions, torture, mistreatment of prisoners, and restrictions of freedom of speech, assembly, association, religion, the press, and labor rights. China executes more people than any other country, accounting for 72% of the world's total in 2009, though it is not the largest executioner per capita. Source

Congo

There have been frequent reports of weapon bearers killing civilians, destroying property, widespread sexual violence, causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes or otherwise breaching humanitarian and human rights law. An estimated 200,000 women have been raped. Source

Costa Rica
Cuba

The Cuban government has been accused of numerous human rights abuses including torture, arbitrary imprisonment, unfair trials, and extrajudicial executions (also known as "El Pared?n"). The Human Rights Watch alleges that the government "represses nearly all forms of political dissent" and that "Cubans are systematically denied basic rights to free expression, association, assembly, privacy, movement, and due process of law". Source

Czech Republic
Djibouti
Ecuador
Guatemala

state-sponsored paramilitaries were responsible for over 93% of the human rights violations during the war. Source

Hungary
India
Indonesia

Separatist movements in the provinces of Aceh and Papua have led to armed conflict, and subsequent allegations of human rights abuses and brutality from all sides. Source

Italy
Jordan

Jordan ranked 141 out of 196 countries worldwide, earning "Not Free" status in Freedom House's Freedom of the Press 2011 report. Jordan had the 5th freest press of 19 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. Source
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Jordan is a destination for women and men subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically conditions of forced labor and, to a lesser extent, forced prostitution. Jordan is possibly a source and transit country for women and men subjected to conditions of forced labor and forced commercial sexual exploitation. There are also reports of Jordanian child laborers experiencing conditions of forced labor. Source



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posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 08:58 AM
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Kuwait

In June 2007, Kuwait became among the worst offenders in human trafficking according to a report issued by the United States Department of State. The inclusion was due to the Kuwait government's repeated failure to tackle the problem. Migrant workers were often subject to poor housing, severe beatings, confiscation of passports, and extremely long hours with little or no wages. Migrant workers were also placed under the sponsor system which puts them under the mercy of their employers restricting their movement which has been widely described as "modern day slavery". Source

Kyrgyzstan
Libya

According to the US Department of State’s annual human rights report for 2007, Libya’s authoritarian regime continued to have a poor record in the area of human rights. Some of the numerous and serious abuses on the part of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya government included poor prison conditions, arbitrary arrest and prisoners held incommunicado, and political prisoners held for many years without charge or trial. The judiciary was controlled by the government, and there was no right to a fair public trial. Libyans have been lacking a clear and democratic method to change their government. Freedom of speech, press, assembly, association, and religion were restricted under the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya government. Independent human rights organisations were prohibited. Ethnic and tribal minorities suffered discrimination, and the state continued to restrict the labor rights of foreign jobs. Source

Malaysia
Maldives
Mauritania - This country is a complete joke when it comes to human rights record.

Slavery in Mauritania is a major human rights issue as well as female genital mutilation/cutting, child labour, and human trafficking. Source

Mauritius
Mexico
Nigeria

Nigeria's human rights record remains poor and government officials at all levels continue to commit serious abuses. Source

Norway
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Qatar

Qatar is a destination for men and women from South Asia and Southeast Asia who migrate willingly, but are subsequently trafficked into involuntary servitude as domestic workers and labourers, and, to a lesser extent, commercial sexual exploitation. The most common offence was forcing workers to accept worse contract terms than those under which they were recruited. Other offences include bonded labour, withholding of pay, restrictions on movement, arbitrary detention, and physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
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According to the Trafficking in Persons Report by the US State Department, men and women who are lured into Qatar by promises of high wages are often forced into underpaid labour. The report states that Qatari laws against forced labour are rarely enforced, and that labour laws often result in the detention of victims in deportation centres, pending the completion of legal proceedings[citation needed]. The report places Qatar at tier 3, as one of the countries that neither satisfies the minimum standards, nor demonstrates significant efforts to come into compliance. Source

Republic of Moldova

According to Amnesty International, "Torture and other ill-treatment in police detention remained widespread; the state failed to carry out prompt and impartial investigations and police officers sometimes evaded penalties. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists were again denied the right to demonstrate."Political dissidents from Ila?cu Group were released from arbitrary detention only after an order of the European Court of Human Rights. Source

Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia - LOL, where do I begin? I think this short line says it all tho:

The primary source of law is the Islamic Sharia derived from the teachings of the Qu'ran and the Sunnah (the traditions of the Prophet). Sharia is not codified and there is no system of judicial precedent. Source

Senegal
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
Uganda

There are many areas which continue to attract concern when it comes to human rights in Uganda. Blah blah blah read on

United States
Uruguay



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 09:02 AM
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Seeing as nearly half of the member countries in the council cannot even sort their own problems, are major violators of Human Rights, and at general don't even have the right to have the words "Human Rights" alongside them, I believe it's safe to say this whole council is nothing but a PR stunt, a joke, hopeless, useless, unsuccessful, pathetic waste of time, money, and human resources.

If I was responsible for anything in Israel I'd refuse to take any part in this sort of council. So yeah, we should seriously just take off from there. Say our nice bye-byes to Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait, along the other countries which are simply a dream place to live at (HAHA!), and never come back there.
edit on 24-3-2012 by IsraeliGuy because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 09:36 AM
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Not bad points.

But even if we take the "red lined" countries out of the picture,
we still see a majority.


The resolution to “investigate the implications” of the settlements on “the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including east Jerusalem” [color=gold]was passed by a vote of 36 to 1, with 10 abstentions.

Europe was divided on the fact-finding mission, with Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria and Russia voting for the measure. Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Moldova abstained.

Other countries with whom Israel has good ties who voted for the measure were Angola, Nigeria, Uganda, China, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. Guatemala, Costa Rica and Cameroon abstained.


The last paragraph refers to "countries with whom Israel has good ties".

Those "good ties" must not be so good ?

Do you think this whole thing could be some kind of diversion ?



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 10:07 AM
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What I'm saying is that it doesn't matter even if all of the member countries would've vote against Israel, the final conclusion is the same - an organization that has the world's worst violators of human rights as members, is not reliable on any account. Even if some good countries are a part of it, the fact remains that this is a rotten organization that is completely useless.

I have no respect to the UN human rights council as you can see and I cannot see how any decision by them could be rational as long as they are harboring some the world's worst countries as members.



posted on Mar, 24 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Just looks to me that Israel can no come up with the cash to bribe each and every politician working for the UN and the cost must be going up as more and more people across the world can Israel for what it is.

The IDF will have to carry out a few more false flag rocket attacks from Gaza to drum up more excuses to defend the indefencible and try harder to cover up the story about new born babies that are dieing soon after birth because the terrorist state of Israel keeps turning off the electrical supply and won't allow anyone to build a power station, not that anyone would because Israel would soon bomb it.

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posted on Mar, 25 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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All countries in the world should follow what ever Israel does. If Israel does not want to follow rules laid down by the world body then it means Israel does not want to be controlled. Imagine a world with no control or responsibility. No IAEA team allowed, no Human Rights team allowed. One very arrogant country if I may add and its no wonder they are so "well liked" throughout the ages.



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