Andrew Galea Debono

There was much optimism when, on 15th March 2006, the General Assembly of the Untied Nations finally adopted the draft resolution that created the new Human Rights Council to replace the old and ineffective Human Rights Commission. Of course, few believed that this new Council would be even close to perfect - but even the harshest critics realised the potential of the Council to be a marked improvement over its predecessor, which, among other serious shortcomings, had shamefully failed to more