A recent report published by a U.N. commissioned organization concludes that America’s history of slavery justifies reparations for African Americans. The submission by the ‘Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent’ – which one might assume would study all ‘People of African Descent’ around the world, notably fails to opine on other nations which have engaged in the practice – considering that less than 10% of African slaves were brought to North America. Also absent from the report is the fact that arabs operated the slave trade for over 1300 years – a practice which continues to this day, primarily in India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia.
If the council has the mission of “promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe”, they should re-evaluate the list and remove countries like Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Venezuela, China, Congo, and Iraq. These are just some of the human rights violators who will now be in charge of monitoring abuse around the world.