Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Let's not get too excited
UN Watch has condemned the EU's draft resolution about Libya and events therein for not being strong enough, not mentioning Gaddafi's role and for not insisting that the country should be suspended from the Human Rights Council. Of course, we agree with all of that and we the preposterousness of Libya ever being on anything called the Human Rights Council. There is some doubt, though, as to whether UN Resolutions make the slightest difference to anything at all, given the UN's own record in the area of human rights. It is particularly ironic that the EU draft was prepared by Hungary on behalf of the EU. Possibly the Hungarians in question remember or have been told about the UN's complete inaction on their behalf in 1956. Just a thought.