UN Human Rights Council President Choi Kyonglim on Wednesday nominated Canadian law professor Stanley Michael Lynk to be special rapporteur for the Palestinian territories.
The monitoring group UN Watch noted that Lynk blamed the 9/11 attacks on “global inequalities” and “disregard by Western nations for the international rule of law.”
Lynk replaces Indonesian diplomat Makarim Wibisono, who is leaving his post effective March 31.
Lynk is critical of Israeli policies. UN Watch called his appointment “a travesty of justice and a breach of the world body’s own rules.”
Lynk “promotes an extreme anti-Western agenda,” it said.