Thursday, 10 March 2011
Brazil: A new posture on human rights
Do Rosário asked for an ample debate about human rights 'in all countries' (which made Iran feel uncomfortable) and specifically that Libya should be suspended from membership in all human rights bodies and agencies of the United Nations. The minister recalled that, for years, American and European countries remained silent vis-à-vis dictatorships that were politically convenient to them. She did not mention Brazil's recent silences vis-à-vis gross violators of human rights.
On behalf of Rousseff, she invited the UN Human Rights Council, which traditionally convenes in Geneva, to meet in Brazil.
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