TITLE

THE UNITED NATIONS

PUB. DATE
June 2001
SOURCE
International Journal on World Peace;Jun2001, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p55
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on issues related to the ouster of the United States from Human Rights Commission of the United Nations. The Commission's purpose is to establish standards by which the observance of human rights can be judged and to take note of instances in which they are violated. The United States has regularly used the forum the Commission provides to criticize China and its human rights record, and China has regularly managed to avoid censure through an adroit creation of coalitions that consist of members whose human rights record is also less than sterling. While there is little doubt that there is much in the American record to criticize, it is also generally conceded that the United States is firmly committed to the principles of the Declaration on Human Rights, and it seemed therefore surreal when it was voted out of the Commission altogether by a coalition that included some of its traditional allies. The ouster of the United States is seen by some as a response to the U.S. President George W. Bush administration's apparent willingness to act unilaterally rather than as a participant in international forums.
ACCESSION #
5588793

 

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