Sunday, 9 October 2011

Human rights: A tigress and her tormentors | The Economist

Call me a tiger and I’ll show you my claws

IN ITS five years of life the United Nations Human Rights Council has been more pilloried than praised. The pious posturing of countries renowned for beastliness to their citizens incenses critics. So does the triumph of politics over humanitarian principle, the knee-jerk condemnation of Israel and a blind eye turned to most other countries’ abuses. Yet in this unpromising setting, some positive signs are visible.

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