Banish violators of human rights

February 9, 2006

Miami Herald- Editorial Opinion

OUR OPINION: U.N. SHOULD CREATE A NEW HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

After months of discussion, the United Nations is close to finalizing a proposal for a much-improved Human Rights Council to replace its roundly discredited Human Rights Commission. Ideally, the U.N. General Assembly should create the new council before the current commission begins its yearly session next month, thus setting the tone for a new era. Creating a strong human-rights body not only will fulfill a fundamental U.N. mandate, but also show the United Nations' ability to reform itself and restore legitimacy eroded by ineffectiveness and scandal.


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