You won’t find a story that captures the essence of the U.N. better than this.
(JPost) — The UN is preparing to adopt a report praising the human rights record of the of former government of deposed Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, in a move a UN monitoring NGO said would bring embarrassment to international rights organization.
The report — which is scheduled for review in March’s session of the Human Rights Council — is the outcome of a session in 2010, before the eruption of mass protests and an armed rebellion that pushed Gaddafi from his throne in October, 2011, after 42 years in power.
The report will be examined by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a branch of the United Nations Human Rights Council which monitors the human rights records of all 193 UN member states.
The report of on the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was originally meant to be adopted last year, but has been postponed repeatedly, according to UN Watch.
Libya at the time welcomed the report, stating on record: “The Libyan Arab Jamahiriya believed that the promotion and protection of human rights was one of the most important factors for the progress and development of the people.”
In the report, the Gaddafi regime touted “its pioneering experience in the field of wealth distribution and labor rights.”
Included in the UPR report are member state rights recommendations for the Gaddafi regime, including on how to deal with refugees in the country, and abolishing the death penalty.