Chip Taylor Communications



Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: U.S./World Issues

Global Issues Series

As world population soars, the strain on societies and their environments increase, creating problems and conflicts, and, hopefully, more opportunities for solutions. Programs available on 6 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 6-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 Click for more

UN: Human Rights Commission - Human Wrongs Commission?

UN: Human Rights Commission - Human Wrongs Commission?

"Highly Recommended! Anyone amazed and astounded by the recent actions of the United Nations and its Security Council would do well to view this program. The U.N. as a whole is charged with being the most entrenched and pampered work force in the world. That alone would be indictment enough. The HRC is accused of using language that has no meaning and of incurring process over action. Ireland's Mary Robinson was a victims' advocate as UN Human Rights Commissioner, but she announced her retirement after years of charging the windmill." -EMRO Review
While the Human Rights Commission's role is to promote human rights, this documentary shows that the UN's HRC has become so politicized that its effectiveness has been lost. The governing body of the HRC includes well-known human rights' violators, such as China, Libya, Syria and Sudan, and with countries like China routinely using its political and economic clout to manipulate voting and deflect criticism, the HRC's doing the opposite for which it was established. Here we hear from the former HR Commissioner, Mary Robinson, who speaks candidly of her deep frustration with the world body; also from London-based lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, who feels the UN should shut the HRC down. Produced by ABC Australia. 2008 JSCA 30 min.





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