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    UN human rights chief slams Security Council for acting in self interest


    by PressTV

    Outgoing UN human rights chief Navi Pillay slams the UN Security Council for placing national considerations above the collective interest.

    Pillay said greater responsibility by the Security Council would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. The UN human rights chief was speaking during her last briefing to the Security Council, before her six-year mandate ends this month. Pillay warned the council of the unpredictable conflicts unfolding in many countries including Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Palestinian occupied land. She specifically called for the five veto-wielding powers on the council to refrain from exercising their right to veto in cases where council action is aimed at stopping or preventing conflicts.Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestinian land.