Guess who will be elected the latest member of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on May 20? That’s right: Syria.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has no comment on Syria’s fitness for the Council, other than to say that its selection is “for other member states to decide.” Anne Bayefsky comments: “[T]he question for the Obama administration is not how do we keep Syria out, but why is the United States in [the Human Rights Council]?”
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