U.N. rights chief to stay two more years; U.S., Syria aren't fans




 
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U.N. rights chief to stay two more years; U.S., Syria aren't fans
 
May 25th, 2012  
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U.N. rights chief to stay two more years; U.S., Syria aren't fans
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday renewed the mandate of the world body's human rights chief Navi Pillay, but she was given an abbreviated term as part of a compromise deal with the United States, which dislikes her criticism of Israel, envoys said. Syria also made clear it was not a fan of Pillay, a South African jurist whom the Syrian delegation described as "hostile" towards Damascus. Despite Washington's attempt to block a renewal of Pillay's mandate, a deal was reached after South Africa and others persuaded U.S. ...




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