UN rights forum to test world resolve on Syria

April 28, 2011 19:55


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GENEVA - Syria is in the dock at the top UN human rights body on Friday, testing the resolve of world powers which have failed so far to condemn its violent crackdown on protesters, diplomats and activists said.

The emergency session of the Human Rights Council, requested by the United States, pits Western countries against China and Russia which along with Muslim states generally oppose outside interference in crises.A European push for the United Nations Security Council to condemn Syria's repression was blocked on Wednesday by resistance from Russia, China and Lebanon -- which bodes ill for reaching consensus at the 47-member U.N. rights forum in Geneva.

"We have to be able to send a fairly strong message to Damascus. We need to open the eyes of some countries who are members of both the Human Rights Council and the Security Council," a Western diplomat told Reuters.

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