SA opposes own Constitution at the UN

SA’s votes smack of misplaced solidarity, not principle.

22 September 2016

Whether it’s about 'south-south’ solidarity with other developing countries, or dogmatic opposition to anything proposed by major Western powers, South Africa’s record of votes and abstentions on UN resolutions is puzzling, and deeply troubling.

While this country prides itself on having negotiated one of the most progressive and liberal constitutions in the world, its voice on the international stage too often contradicts its own stated principles.

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