Huffington Post: Is the United Nations Above the Law?

Posted on June 12, 2010 · Posted in Litigation, News

Edward Flaherty was recently published in the Huffington Post where he questions the United Nations and diplomatic immunity and its implications for the law. The full article is here.

From the post:

The United Nations is an international organization committed to “faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, and in the equal rights of men and women…,” according to its charter. So why then does the U.N. system allow its top officials to commit serious crimes and then hide behind diplomatic immunity?

Surely, human rights requires our institutions to treat criminal transgressions with the utmost seriousness. Yet a pattern of abuse and cover-up at the U.N. makes it clear this is not the case.

Read Ed’s entire column here.