Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Amnesty International: UN Security Council reaction to Libya "shameful"

Amnesty International has rightly called the UN Security Council reaction to the killings in Libya "shameful":

LONDON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Amnesty International Wednesday accused the United Nations and African Union of abandoning Libya to dictator Moammar Gadhafi and demanded action.
The human rights group called the U.N. Security Council response, which has consisted only of calls for restraint, "shameful." The council, it said, must impose an immediate arms embargo and freeze the assets of Gadhafi and his inner circle, and the General Assembly should suspend Libya from the Human Rights Council.

Read the entire article here.

The de facto inaction of the UN Security Council is another proof of its utter uselessness. And the General Assembly is by no means likely to suspend Libya from the so called "Human Rights Council".

There has been a debate about reforming the Security Council for at least twenty years now, without any tangible results. It is now time to end this debate and start thinking about replacing the entire United Nations concept with something better.

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