Last evening that question must have appeared about 20 or 30 times just in my timeline... So what is the UN doing ? In checking this out last evening, I found out that the UN was on holiday. When I tweeted that little piece of information tweets flowed in suggesting that it couldn't possibly be true... I even received a comment from Faisal Islam, of Channel 4 News "No way" he said ! Thinking he'd take some convincing I sent him this link http://is.gd/vGzhch confirming that it was Washington's Birthday - a Bank Holiday in the US known now as President's Day.
But enough of that, I decided to do a bit of digging at the UN to establish who exactly are the members of the United Nations Security Council & Human Rights Commission. Well, here's what I found...
The Membership of the UN Security Council http://is.gd/fgzZVj
Gabon http://is.gd/HfLxs5 (no UN presence so why does it sit on the UN Sec Council?)
South Africa http://is.gd/BndovG
So there you have it. Although we get some answers, these reports raise difficult questions. What next for the UN Security Council ? How enforceable are the rules that the UN lays down ? If member states don't abide by them,, what can be done ? Looks like the Inernational Court of Justice is the only way forward and the next step for some http://is.gd/r30IG9. It is possibly the only place to go for an end to some of the very grave injustices that are occurring every day throughout the world - and to bring the perpetrators to justice... But how long does it have to take ? It seems so unjust when we see people fighting in the streets for their freedom... to gain basic human necessities eg food, let alone the torturous and repressive conditions. Although we call for an end to what we are seeing in Libya, and other countries, what can we really do ? Personally, I feel rather helpless...
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