Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Human Rights and Libya

A welcome but somewhat ironic notice went out from the United Nations Human Rights Council today:

The Human Rights Council will hold a Special Session on "The situation of human rights in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya” on Friday, 25 February, starting at 10 a.m. in Room XX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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It should be noted that this is the first time a Council member will be the subject of a Special Session.

Libya is indeed a member of the UN Human Rights Council and will remain one through 2013.

This session will be one to watch. If there is a vote to condemn Libya, will its representative abstain, or will he actually vote against his own country?


Ando said...

I think he'll defect to the US right after he votes against his own country.

TSB said...

Entirely possible. He'll be joining a long line of other Libyan ex-officials.