|Ms. Yanghee Lee.|
Ms. Yanghee Lee, 58, from the Republic of Korea, is appointed to replace Tomas Ojea Quintana, the outgoing UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma. The announcement came this week as Baudelaire Ndong Ella, President of the UN Human Rights Council, made a decision although the new appointment is yet to be officially confirmed tomorrow.
She will assume her new position as the UN Human Rights envoy to Burma if there is no objection by the close of business in Geneva, Switzerland this Friday. Ms. Lee, who completed her Ph.D in Early Childhood in USA, has served as Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child since May 2007.
Why is Burma being repeatedly picked out by the UN for the human rights violations despite her democratic reforms since 2010, I dare ask? IMHO the answer is very simple. OIC the Saudi-funded Multinational Muslim Mafia is basically controlling the UN by majority-vote as the voting-block of 57 Islamic countries and our Burma or Myanmar is in their sight as next Buddhist country to Islamize.
Despite their poor or non-existence human rights these Muslim countries as a largest voting block controls the UN and its Human Rights Council and thus able to keep Burma on their short leash.
Concerns over new UN Human Rights Council members
Human Rights Watch said some new members had denied access to UN monitors investigating alleged abuses. The UN General Assembly elected a total of 14 new members to the Geneva-based council on Tuesday.
New York-based Human Rights Watch singled out five countries - China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Algeria - which have denied access to UN human rights monitors keen to investigate alleged abuses.
"Countries that haven't allowed UN experts appointed by the council to visit have a lot of explaining to do," said Peggy Hicks, the group's global advocacy director. And UN Watch, a frequent critic of UN practices, also accused these countries, along with Algeria, of systematically violating the rights of their citizens.
The newly members will be on the council for three years from 2014. The body aims to shine a spotlight on rights abuses by adopting resolutions. UN Watch made a broader criticism of the Human Rights Council, accusing it of repeatedly criticising Israel while failing to adopt a resolution that has been critical of China, Russia or Saudi Arabia.
Following article from Wikipeadia is on OIC’s hypocritical stance on Human Rights in general and so-called Islamic rights in particular. And the accompanying YouTube video from the Hudson Institute is on OIC’s relentless push to ban free speech and freedom of expression under the disguise of banning defamation of religion (Islam only of course).
Ban Any Defamation of Islam
|Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) leaders.|
The motions, sponsored on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, aim to prohibit expression that would "fuel discrimination, extremism and misperception leading to polarization and fragmentation with dangerous unintended and unforeseen consequences."
Religious groups, human rights activists, free-speech activists, and several countries in the West have condemned the resolutions arguing it amounts to an international blasphemy law. Critics of the resolutions including human rights groups argue that they are used to politically strengthen domestic anti-blasphemy and religious defamation laws, which are used to imprison journalists, students and other peaceful political dissidents.
Since 2001 there has been a clear split, with the Islamic bloc and much of the developing world supporting the resolutions, and mostly Western democracies opposing. Support has been waning in recent years, due to increased opposition from the West, along with lobbying by religious, free-speech, and human rights advocacy groups.