The UN is useless, but worse than that ineffectual, corrupt, and guilty of sexual crimes as well. This is the same UN (and co-conspirators) that recently said things were going swimmingly in the Sudan Darfur region. Meanwhile they are moving their child raping UN peacekeepers all around the globe.
Condi must put the heat on.
Diplomacy takes a hit in Sudan
It's not every day you hear a U.S. secretary of state say: "I am about the only person they did not rough up." Condoleezza Rice got a glimpse of the dysfunctional, anti-democratic government of Sudan last week.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Gang rapes in Sudan's Darfur region, especially by soldiers and police, often go unpunished with authorities more willing to arrest the victims than the perpetrators, a U.N. official said on Thursday.
Louise Arbour, the Geneva-based high commissioner for human rights, told the U.N. Security Council that complaints against military and other law enforcement personnel were delayed indefinitely or dismissed outright.
"When rape is not established by the courts, rape victims risk facing criminal charges themselves," she told the council in a closed session before releasing her briefing notes.
Arbour, who intends to release a report on Friday on access to justice for Darfur rape victims, said "rape and gang rapes continue to be perpetrated by armed elements in Darfur, some of whom are members of law enforcement agencies and the armed forces."
"The government appears either unable or unwilling to hold them consistently accountable," Arbour said.
Victims and witnesses had faced arrest for "providing false information" after reporting sexual violence, she said