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UN watchdog blasts Ban Ki-moon blessing of Syria and Venezuela as C24 members

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016 - 23:26 UTC
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A UN watchdog group criticized Ban Ki-moon for his blessings to the UN committee charged with “decolonizing” among others, the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar, at the same time as the 24-nation group elected mass murdering Syria and human rights abusing Venezuela to leadership posts. Read full article


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  • Captain Poppy

    Who is surprised after Libya chair the Human Rights committee. Maybe they will finally toss the c24.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    One need not look very far to find ludicrous behaviour at the UN.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 02:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    quote:“There are 17 territories still before the committee, and most do not want independence, which is only one of the reasons the committee, dominated by third-world nations, is often criticized as a costly irrelevance.”

    This guys is absolutely right, the c24 is dominated by third world nations. Instead it should be dominated by proud developed nations just like the UK and the US right?. They invaded a whole nation with false proof of weapons of mass destructions they've never found to later say sorry we have mistaken, millons of civilians in Irak are dead becouse of us but we apologies.

    I would love to see how this UN watchdog group asked for the removal of the USA and the UK from the security council having made huge atrocities to humanity.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip


    Did highlighting the UK and US faults suddenly make Venezuela and Syria functioning democracies and end their human rights abuses?

    Yeah, didn't think so.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 04:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Liberato

    Wow so Venezuela and Syria makes human rights abuses while the Uk and the US made just some “faults”?.
    What about the tortured in guantanamo bay of suspects without any kind of trial. The illegal prisons made in Europe. The torure the british and north americans made in Iraq?

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 04:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    Name me one country that has never committed a human rights abuse ever!

    Just one......

    I'm waiting......

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 05:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Roger Lorton

    Is it really surprising that neither the UK nor the USA cooperate with the C24.

    This just plays right into our hands.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 06:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Redrow

    Just remember that it is our own free press that is why you know about these excesses (you even quote the Guardian). How is the free press in Russia and Syria and some other C24 countries? Are they reporting the corruption of the C24 committee in their home countries? Is Correa a big fan?

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 07:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Lord Lucan

    Chavez is down here. He is often on toasting duty.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 08:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • downunder

    “At the time, activities of the committee were investigated by the United Nations inspector general, Karl T. Paschke, who concluded that money was being squandered.”

    And whose money are they squandering, Argentina's, Venezuela's. Syria's? Of course not, it's our money!

    The civilised world should withdraw their contributions until the UN cleans up its act.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 09:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    This is the same UN whose:

    The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

    Declared that Julian Assange had been “arbitrarily detained”.

    Err that would be the guy who rather than face up to the RAPE allegations against him....
    Skipped bail and ran and hid in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

    But somehow the UN group says that is the UK governments fault.

    Oh he was subject to a LEGAL EU wide arrest warrant.

    Ironic how the EU can be more democratic than the UN.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The UN isn't worth its weight in shit.....should be ignored.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 04:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brit Bob

    Many of the countries of the committee have questionable track records on human rights and 21 of the 29 countries in the committee have been ranked as being ‘not free’ or ‘partly free’ by the 2014 ‘Freedom in the World’ Survey. Enough said.

    But if you should want more:

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 07:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Ban Ki-moon
    abt time the UK demanded an end to the farce.

    Mar 03rd, 2016 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Surely the as many years ago the UK allowed the Falklands and Gib to be subject to the C24. We should now removing them from the C24 listing.

    If for no other reason as the C24 has been asked numerous time to send a fact finding mission to these locations, which they have refused to do.

    Thus time to put up or shut up.

    Mar 04th, 2016 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    Ummm. just read this item and I see that one of the 17 territories listed is East Timor but surely East Timor gained independence back in the early noughties and is now a sovereign nation known as Timor L'Este (or some such). perhaps the C24 didn't notice or perhaps the name change confused them (or me if I'm wrong).

    Mar 04th, 2016 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Sometimes I wonder why, the government wont removes them from the list.

    Any ideas.

    Mar 04th, 2016 - 07:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I find it funny that PR use to be on that list and only 5% voted for independence and the remainder voted to disband the C24 for speaking for them without permission.

    C24 = tits on a bull.

    Mar 04th, 2016 - 09:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pete Bog

    “I commend the leadership of all those committed to bringing new energy to its work,” said Mr. Ban.”

    New energy? That's a laugh, try inertia.

    Mar 05th, 2016 - 12:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Moon seems to think he is the world's ruler. It's time he is snuffed and place someone meaningful. How much corruption was the with his predecessor? The UN is a their peace keepers are raping, must have been the Brazilians to teach that one.

    Mar 05th, 2016 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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