The Politics of Human Rights and the United Nations

Duration: 
Monday, August 10, 2015 - 00:00
Countries: 
France
Central African Republic

A Message from WILPF Secretary General Madeleine Rees, this article highlights the need for the United Nations to take a stronger stance on child sexual abuse scandals. For those in the UN system who are prepared to compromise on human rights, and hence on legal obligation, the challenge of senior official at the UNOHCHR, Anders Kompass is his success in pursuing the alternative model – a model that is actually at the core of the United Nations Charter and subsequent instruments. Instead of attacking him, they should embrace his approach and actually apply it- imagine the difference it would make!

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The Politics of Human Rights and the United Nations