Archive for April, 2008

UN Human Rights in trouble

There’s rather troubling news from the International Humanist and Ethical Union about developments at the UN Human Rights Council. It seems that an amendment has been passed which compromises the right to Freedom of Expression and changes the role of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression. Without freedom of speech it is impossible to debate, criticize or expose abuses of any other human rights. The right to discuss or challenge opinions and beliefs is surely close to the heart of many humanists.

Further details can be found here.