WorldViews: Saudi Arabia and Russia blast Norway’s human rights record. Wait. What?

By Ishaan Tharoor, April 29, 2014

At a session of the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review — where a selection of member states have their performance on human rights assessed — Norway's record came under the microscope. The conspicuous critics at this Geneva meeting? Russia and Saudi Arabia, members of the United Nations' 47-nation Human Rights Council and well-known paragons of global norms and freedoms, of course.

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