UN: Cuba, Venezuela, Iran Top the List of Countries Lining Up to Scrutinize U.S. Human Rights Record During U.N. Review

Shameful.

A lawmaker who chairs Iran’s parliamentary human rights committee, Zohreh Elahian, said this week that the countries registering to take part in the UPR are doing so “to declare their criticisms of the U.S. policies in area of human rights.”

Charging that the U.S. holds itself up as the example for others to emulate even while violating rights at home, Elahian told Iran’s Fars news agency that this had “redoubled the importance” of the U.S. review.

She said Iran’s delegation planned to address the session and would also hold sideline meetings with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the subject of the U.S. human rights record.

As part of the UPR  process, every U.N. member state presents its rights record, once every four years, for the rest of the international community to examine, question and offer recommendations. More than 100 countries have gone through the process since it was inaugurated in mid-2008.

…according to diplomats cited Wednesday by a Geneva-based NGO, U.N. Watch, Cuban officials “took the lead last week in circulating an advance sign-up sheet.”

We are concerned that Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and other non-democracies are planning to hijack the session to score propaganda points and drum up anti-American sentiment worldwide,” said the organization’s executive director, Hillel Neuer.

via Cuba, Venezuela, Iran Top the List of Countries Lining Up to Scrutinize U.S. Human Rights Record During U.N. Review | CNSnews.com.

Meanwhile, Iran is rumoured to be, with Saudi Arabia, in the governing body of UN Women’s Rights Agency. There is a group in FB to protest about this.

More here: “Cuba Organizing Rogue Speakers’ List of Hardliners in Bid to Ambush U.S. at Friday’s U.N. Review. UN Watch Backgrounder on U.N.’s 1st UPR Review of America’s Human Rights Record“.

3 comments on “UN: Cuba, Venezuela, Iran Top the List of Countries Lining Up to Scrutinize U.S. Human Rights Record During U.N. Review

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  2. Bob Mack says:

    Cuba? Venezuela? IRAN? Scrutinizing OUR record? This isn’t a review, it’s a Saturday Night Live sketch. We need to padlock the doors on the UN building and send all those freeloading “diplomats” and their entourages of espionage agents back to their hovels.

  3. Claudia says:

    I have been told the same by a Spanish friend on FB.
    UN rules of admission should have been fulfilled. You can’t admit countries (or maintain inside) whose leaders are threatening on a daily basis to other neighbouring countries. We have Iran threatening Israel and funding and training Hizbullah and Hamas and Venezuela threatening Colombia and funding and training FARC, to note the more important of them. Those countries clearly are not “lovers of peace”.
    But there is an obstacle: UN is full of dictatoships and it’s not fair that countries with a great importance (Germany, Brazil, India) have the same votes as Fiji or any other Polynesian island.🙄
    I really believe that this UN should be declared extinct and a new one, of democracies should be created. No Lybia, no Saudi Arabia, no Iran, no Cuba, no China, etc. Those countries have nothing to do with democracy, Human Rights, freedom, etc. So they really don’t belong there.

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