The Rosett Report

You Couldn't Make This Up

The Associated Press reports (boldface mine) that “A UN General Assembly committee has voted to discourage U.N. human rights bodies from adopting resolutions condemning the human rights situation in any country, over strong objections from the United States and many European countries.” The sponsors? Belarus and Uzbekistan. You can read the AP story here.

Meanwhile — in what might thus qualify as UN inconsistency, but for the single-minded display of purpose — the UN’s new “reformed” Human Rights Council in Geneva, which Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed, and Ambassador John Bolton warned against, is making use of its expanded meeting time to spend absolutely all of it condemning, as Bolton notes, not Burma, or North Korea, or Sudan … but democratic Israel.