I FNs menneskerettighetsråd har verdens røverstater nylig overøst hverandre med ros, skriver  Sohrab Ahmari in Wall Street Journal. Det synes som om organisasjonen har blitt en annen plattform enn opprinnelig tenkt:

«The North Koreans praised the ayatollahs for making “commendable achievements in the field of political, economic, social and cultural rights,” and they urged Tehran to “continue adequate measures for addressing the special needs of women and protecting children from violence” and to “make continued efforts to improve the social security system.”

The Syrians commended Tehran for “the adoption of new law and regulations” that allegedly promote human rights. Sudan “warmly welcomed” Iran’s human-rights progress in the face of international sanctions. Zimbabwe hailed Iran’s adoption of human-rights-friendly textbooks. All this during a week when Iran executed Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year-old woman convicted in 2007 for killing an Iranian intelligence officer who she said had attempted to rape her.»

Of the 47 current members of the council, 23 are classified as unfree or partly free by Freedom House. These include some of the world’s most repressive regimes, such as China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Meanwhile, Israel remains the only country to be subject to a permanent agenda item, and more than half of the council’s country-specific resolutions and condemnations are directed at the Jewish state, according to U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based civil-society group.»

The Dictators’ Mutual Praise Club
By Sohrab Ahmari in Wall Street Journal