Libya faces expulsion from UN human rights council

| 28/02/2011

(FT.Com): Libya looks likely to become the first country to be expelled from the UN Human Rights Council as leading powers continue to put pressure on Muammer Gaddafi and his allies to give up their fight against opposition forces in Tripoli. Foreign ministers from the US, Russia, the UK, Germany and other states convened on Monday for a council session in Geneva, where they condemned the violence that Col Gaddafi has unleashed on his opponents in recent days. The meeting came as momentum built towards the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya. Several nations, including the UK and the US said discussions and preparations for imposing one were underway but that no decision had been taken.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This just shows you what a crock the UN is.

    The fact the Libya was on the Human Rights Council in the first place raises more than a few questions about this sanctimonious bunch of overpaid bureaucrats.

  2. Gordon Barlow says:

    Let him who is without sin cast the first stone!  I suppose one has to start somewhere, but the members of NATO are as guilty of brutality in Afghanistan as Gaddafi is in Libya.  This is hypocrisy of a high order.