Jun 14, 2008

UN Human Rights Council Membership

David Farrar raises further concerns about the UN Human Rights Council - this time over concerns about UK still having a monarchy (Sri Lanka raised some kind of complaint!!!).

Farrar ends his post as follows: There is a rumour NZ is going to seek a place on the Human Rights Council. I sincerely hope we do not. We should not add legitimacy to this farce.

David, this is no rumour. Have a look at this. New Zealand is formally declared as a caandidate for 2009-2012. Unfortunately the extra staff at MFAT have not improved the Ministry's IT skills - the brochure doesn't seem to want to open.