Have the UN lost the plot with respect to Human Rights?

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
It wasn't long along that the UN's Declaration of Human Rights was hijacked by pro-Islam countries and it was voted in that criticism of religions, and in particular Islam, was a an infringement of their Human Rights.

Looks like the circle has been squared with another hijacking.....

A small African country, Benin, on behalf of the UN's African Group, proposed an amendment to the resolution which "affirms the duties of member countries to protect the right to life of all people with a special emphasis on a call to investigate killings based on discriminatory grounds."

For 10 years now that resolution included discrimination against people of "sexual minorities". Benin proposed that this should be excluded from the resolution.

"The amendment was adopted with 79 votes in favor, 70 against, 17 abstentions and 26 absent.

A collection of notorious human rights violators voted for the amendment including Afghanistan, Algeria, China, Congo, Cuba, Eritrea, North Korea, Iran (didn't Ahmadinejad tell the world there were no gays in Iran?), Egypt, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Add to this Bahamas, Belize (where you get 10 years for being gay), Jamaica (10 years of hard labor), Grenada (10 years), Guyana (life sentence), Saint Kitts and Nevis (10 years), Saint Lucia (10 years), Saint Vincent (10 years), South Africa (Apartheid? What apartheid?), and Morocco (ruled by a gay monarch!). They are all on the list of nations that do not think execution of gays and lesbians is worthy of condemnation or investigation. (The full vote tally is published beneath this column.) To its shame, Colombia was among the 16 nations who abstained."

It's OK to kill gays now.

Shame on them.


Distinguished Member
Yet another repost.

Bill Hicks

You know we are supposed to be living in a democracy. We get it shoved down our throats all the time by our governments that we should all be proud of our democratic system. Made me think of democracy and how beautiful it really is.
After all we have to abide to various laws set out by Europe even though we in this country have never had a referendum on Europe and have never been given the opportunity to vote either for or against been ruled from over there.
We are governed by an alliance of two political parties, both funny enough didn't win an outright victory. The Lib Dems coming a very poor third after the Tories & Labour, but they are now making policy that will affect us all.

I'm so glad that I live in this wonderful democracy of ours as the alternative would be very dangerous indeed!
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