The United Nations General Assembly finally passed a resolution condemning extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions including those carried out on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The UAE and Singapore were among the 44 countries that attempted to strip away this new clause but this time their proposed amendment was not supported by the majority. Ultimately only one country voted against resolution (Iran) but a number of African countries (including Ghana) abstained. I wonder how the delegates reached that decision. It will be interesting also to see how people react to this (assuming it is covered at all by the local media).
Read more on this on the IGLHRC website here
November 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm
Condemning extra-judicial executions? I condemn extra-judicial execution for mass murder- why would anyone ever fail to condemn extra-judicial execution?
November 28, 2012 at 2:25 pm
It baffles me also.