Today Human Rights First (the former Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights) announced that the United Nations Human Rights Council had passed a resolution abandoning the proposed global “blasphemy” code. I searched, but was unable to find a link to the resolution on the Human Rights Council Web site. However, Human Rights First is a reputable organization, so I have my fingers crossed that they got the facts right.
If this is true, it’s another case of about d*mn time. You cannot promote human rights, or any meaningful degree of simple justice, by forbidding people to say what they think because it might offend other people. Without freedom of speech, other freedoms quickly become meaningless.