The UN’s highest human rights body was created in sin.
In June 2007, the UN Human Rights council acted with flagrant illegality and dishonesty — flouting its its own basic procedures, and then rewriting history to cover it up — in order to falsely claim the “consensus” adoption of its constitution and permanent agenda, which unfairly singles out Israel for selective treatment.
To block Canada from calling a vote and registering its objection to this gross form of anti-Israel bias, the council falsely claimed the decision was already taken.
UN Watch documented all of the illegality, dishonesty and ensuing cover-up. Canada, the US, and Poland filed official complaints to the UN that further detailed these gross irregularities. See key documents below.
How the Human Rights Council Was Born – Comprehensive UN Watch timeline of the HRC’s deceptive actions
Cable from US Secretary of State to US Diplomats (Source: Wikileaks) – Description of events in cable of July 2, 2007
- “Posts are requested to approach host governments at the highest appropriate level to convey deep USG unhappiness with the results of the Human Rights Council institution building process.”
- “Particular disgust at procedural irregularities that denied a fellow western group member the chance to call for a vote on a principled human rights concern. EU complicity in this move is deeply disturbing.”
Canadian complaint of gross irregularities in founding of UNHRC – Mission of Canada to the UN, 13 July 2007
USA complaint of gross irregularities in founding of UNHRC – Mission of USA to the UN, 13 July 2007
Poland rejects UNHRC cover-up of irregularities in its founding – Mission of Poland to the UN, 13 July 2007
News Articles and Blog Posts
Consensus Declared—Whether Canada Consented Or Not – UN Watch, June 20, 2007
Canada the Brave – Jerusalem Post editorial, June 21, 2007
Geneva’s Midnight Secret: Reform’s Missed Deadline, UN Watch, June 22, 2007
Canada dissents in UN attack on Israel – Canadian Jewish News, June 27, 2007
UN Tampers With Official Records to Cover Up Missed Deadline – UN Watch, August 7, 2007
UNHRC rejects Canadian delegate’s attempt to oppose creation of anti-Israel agenda – UNHRC, June 19, 2007