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Joel Brinkley: UN Human Rights Council is irredeemable
Joel Brinkley: UN Human Rights Council is irredeemable

You should probably sit down before you read this. Syria has put its name up for membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and it will most likely win a seat. Yes, Syria, the state that has slaughtered close to 15,000 of its own people over the last 16 months, including hundreds of women and children. It's on track to take a seat on the United Nations body whose mission is to uphold human rights around the world. The United States happened to find Syria's name on a roster of candidates. The election isn't until next year. But the U.S. delegation understandably raised the alarm just now, saying "that the current Syrian government's announced...

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