In the "new and improved" UN Human Rights Council, the worst human rights abusers are praised and admired. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is said to be the major innovation offered by the Council over its predecessor, the UN Human Rights Commission. In fact, the UPR has become a place where abusers are applauded and democracies are heavily criticized. When the discussion of a country's human rights record is over, the country involved is asked for a "response" to any recommendations for improvement.
Watch EYEontheUN videos for the UN's treatment of Iran, Libya, China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Morocco, Algeria, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bahrain, Gabon, Zambia, Tunisia, and South Africa, and their response to recommendations.
And compare it to the UN's treatment of Israel, the United States and Canada.
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