January 9, 2009

THE UN IS WORTHWHILE TO EXACTLY THE EXTENT IT SERVES THE AXIS OF GOOD:

Liberty Forum better than U.N. Rights Council:
A former US diplomat argues that it is time for nations that truly respect human rights, to ditch the UNHRC for a body that promotes true rights. (Kim Holmes, 2 January 2009, Mercator)

The United States should consider launching with like-minded countries a Liberty Forum for Human Rights. It would provide a venue for countries to discuss and better understand critical linkages of freedom, good governance, the rule of law, human rights and security, and political freedoms.

The Liberty Forum should have strict membership criteria. We should demand more from a member than merely having a seat in the U.N. General Assembly. Nations invited to the Liberty Forum should only be those that do not discriminate along racial, ethnic, gender or religious lines in allowing citizens to enjoy the right to life, liberty and property. Members should be democracies and committed to impartial justice and the rule of law.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 9, 2009 9:06 AM
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