Petitioning UNHRC

Action ItemsUrgently investigate serious violations of international humanitarian law by Hamas in Gaza

Here is an action item Five Minutes for Israel can wholeheartedly endorse. Please sign this petition to the United Nations Human Rights Council which has pointedly ignored multiple Hamas war crimes (See Criminals call for Court) while essentially demanding a guilty verdict on Israel without examination. The petition explanation lists 8 war crimes committed by Hamas.

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Human-Rights-RefugeesMore UN bits and pieces

Are you confused by two United Nations bodies with almost the same acronyms? I’m referring to UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) and OHCHR (United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights).

It’s simple really. The first protects people fleeing from the worst human rights offenders on the planet while the second protects the human rights offenders.

25 years from Declaration of Right to DevelopmentThe Human Rights Council spends most of its time blackening Israel. I guess they won’t be congratulating Israel on being ranked 19th from 187 on the UN index, just before France.

FYI Algeria 93rd – Bahrain 44 – Egypt 110 – Iran (Islamic Republic of) 75 – Iraq 120 – Jordan 77 – Kuwait 46 – Lebanon 65 – Libya 55 – Morocco 129 – Oman 56 – Qatar 31 – Saudi Arabia 34 – Syrian Arab Republic 118 – Tunisia 90 – Turkey 69 – United Arab Emirates 40 – Yemen 154. Palestine, State of (!) 107.

I guess the UN’s left hand doesn’t know what its right hand is doing.

United Nations Human Development Report 2014

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