The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) conducts Universal Periodic Reviews. It calls doing so “a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all (193) UN Member States.”
It’s an “opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations.”
It’s “designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.”
In January, Israel became the first country to opt out. It no-showed disgracefully. It calls legitimate criticism anti-Israeli bias.
It got a second chance. On October 29, it showed up in Geneva. Complicit EU allies rigged the process. Doing so gave Israel special treatment. It’s the only UN member state so afforded.
Its internal human rights record was evaluated separately from…
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