UN Human Rights Commission Again Fails In Its Mandates
New York, NY, April 18, 2005 …As the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) session draws to a close on April 22, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) once again expressed disappointment that the international body failed to advance the cause of human rights around the world, singling out the State of Israel for condemnation.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
All one has to do is look at the results of this year's UN Commission on Human Rights meeting in which once again the State of Israel has been singled out for condemnation while egregious human rights violations in other areas of the world are not examined. At a time when there is renewed hope in the region, in part due to the new Palestinian leadership and Israel's disengagement plan, the Commission continues its anti-Israel stance.
In a letter to Secretary General Kofi Annan, Mr. Foxman commended him for speaking out about the Commission's declining credibility.
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