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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Countries with worst human rights record according to UN...Syria, Bahrain and FRANCE

France has come under fire from the United Nations' human rights commisssioner over its treatment of Roma gipsies.

While criticising countries such as Syria and Bahrain, Navi Pillay also singled out the French for forcibly deporting illegal immigrants from eastern Europe.

They are being forced out of their homes on illegal campsites across France and deported to Romania or Bulgaria.

At the opening of the 21st session of the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, Miss Pillay said she was 'concerned about the recent closures of Roma camps in France, which affected hundreds of people, making them more vulnerable'.

The commissioner's assessment is significant because it sets the tone for the body's 47-nation Human Rights Council, whose month-long session opened in Geneva on Monday.

The U.N. secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, on a visit to commemorate Switzerland joining the world body a decade ago, urged the council to focus its attention on five areas, including discrimination, violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and women's rights.

'It is an affront to our conscience that millions of people still struggle against poverty, hunger and disease,' he said.

'These conditions violate their fundamental human rights.' Read More