Khaddafi Ally Eyes Post as UN Human Rights Council Expert Advisor
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News: UN Watch has learned that this Wednesday, March 26, 2008, the United Nations is planning to elect Jean Ziegler—founder of the "Muammar Khaddafi Human Rights Prize"—as one of only three Western advisory experts on the Human Rights Council. As the darling of the council's ruling Arab and Third World blocs, Ziegler's election is virtually assured. Unless.
Analysis: Jean Ziegler has a long history of supporting unsavory rulers and regimes, including some of the world's worst human rights violators. As UN hunger expert for the past 7 years, he ignored regions with the most severe food crises, and instead devoted his time to anti-Western polemics.