Archive for May 25th, 2012

25/05/2012

The UN-Security Council “Out of Step, Unfit for Purpose”

Human Wrongs Watch

The courage shown by protesters in the past 12 months has been matched by a failure of leadership that makes the UN Security Council seem tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose, Amnesty International (AI) said as it launched its 50th global human rights report with a call for a strong global Arms Trade Treaty later this year.

**Security Council meeting room. Picture credit: Patrick Gruban

“Failed leadership has gone global in the last year, with politicians responding to protests with brutality or indifference. Governments must show legitimate leadership and reject injustice by protecting the powerless and restraining the powerful. It is time to put people before corporations and rights before profits,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International Secretary General.

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