U.N. human rights

March 21, 2006

Miami Herald- Editorial Opinion

OUR OPINION: NEW PANEL IS FLAWED, BUT IMPROVEMENT OVER THE OLD ONE

Last week, the United Nations approved creation of a reformed human-rights panel that falls short of U.S. criteria for membership. That's disappointing because the U.S. proposal would have made it harder for serial human-rights violators to sit on the panel. But even so, the new Human Rights Council can turn out to be an improvement over its discredited predecessor if U.N. members are serious about restoring the organization's credibility in the realm of human rights.


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