Libya’s tenure on the U.N. Human Rights Council is just the latest example of how the international system has been hijacked by the world’s most repressive regimes.
Op-ed by Deputy FM Danny Ayalon in Foreign Policy

 DepFM Ayalon: The inmates are running the asylum


Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (MFA archive photo)

The Libyan regime, which is currently massacring its citizens in a desperate bid to remain in power, successfully sought a place on the Human Rights Council only last year.

If there were ever an example of the inmates running the asylum, it is the U.N. Human Rights Council. This body has whitewashed the human rights record of some of the world’s most repressive regimes, while also providing them with a forum to ruminate on and condemn the actions of a free and open nation, Israel.

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