Esto es algo así como de chiste:
The UN’s Human Rights Commission regularly examines the record of its members. On May 8th it was Switzerland’s turn to submit to a Universal Periodic Review. Some of the issues raised might not advance the cause of human rights but they definitively provoke sarcasm. Here an entertaining collection. Russia wanted to know why parties with an openly racist program are allowed to operate. This might tell little about the real platform of the 90 year old People’s Party. At the same time it reveals much about the political values of Russia’s representative and the way his fellows rule the country. Algeria wished that hostility to aliens be combated. Mexico desired action against torture. The Ivory Coast complained that DNA tests are used when Africans with refugee status requests to be reunited with their claimed family members that were left at home. The refusal of refugee status for undocumented persons – who claim to belong to an “unsafe” country and deny their own “safe” state origins – also got hit. So was the lackadaisical combat of slavery and by Japan, Portugal and Romania that women earn less than men. (Candidly, the slavery bit makes one wonder whether the complaint is not the result of an unintended misstatement.) Haiti (!) wanted to know why there are so many weapons in Switzerland when her suicide numbers are so high. Predictably, Cuba, we are told, demanded that development aid be increased. Regardless of the foregoing, the best part is that a coalition of thirty Swiss NGOs (mainly government financed) greeted the report as part of a constructive dialogue that called attention to human rights deficits.
Es decir, Rusia les pregunta por qué permiten “partidos racistas”, refiriéndose al Partido Popular, con 90 años de antigüedad. Argelia les pide que combatan la hostilidad a los extranjeros. Méjico les pide acción contra la tortura. Costa de marfil que no aplique tests de ADN a quienes solicitan reunificación familiar. Haití pregunta por qué hay tantas armas en Suiza siendo que la tasa de suicidios es muy alta. Cuba pidió que aumentaran la ayuda al tercer mundo.
Lo peor de todo: los onegetas suizos apoyaron ese informe como parte de un diálogo constructivo sobre el déficit suizo en materia de derechos humanos.