BBC ignores UNHRC’s nomination of controversial official

As was recently noted here, a BBC report from March 25th on the topic of an anti-Israel resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council failed to provide audiences with relevant background information concerning that body’s habitual disproportionate focus on Israel.UNHRC pic

At the same session which adopted that resolution the council also appointed a new “Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967”. That post is described by UN Watch as:

“…a position that, contrary to the official title, is in fact charged with investigating “Israel’s violations of the principles and bases of international law” — and disregards all human rights violations in the Palestinian territories committed by the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and others.”

The Canadian foreign minister has apparently called on the UNHRC to reconsider the appointment of Michael Lynk to the six-year post and the impartiality of the new appointee has already been called into question.

“The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs said Lynk, a law professor at Western University in Ontario, “has been significantly involved in anti-Israel advocacy in Canada.” The group cited Lynk signing anti-Israel petitions, calling for Israel to be prosecuted for war crimes, accusing Israel of ethnic cleansing, addressing conferences promoting one state, and serving as a leader of a group that promotes Israel Apartheid Week.”

The BBC, however, has to date chosen to ignore that story.

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