Vindication for Michael Lynk — and for Dion, an elbow in the eye – iPolitics

Professor Lynk told iPolitics that he had received “a letter from the President of the UNHRC informing me that I have been appointed, subject to me sending him written confirmation, which I will do shortly.”

Within hours of Lynk’s appointment last Thursday, Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion took to Twitter asking the UN to review its decision. He wanted the UNHRC to ensure that the Western University law professor was qualified for the unpaid, voluntary and highly sensitive post. Canada has no role or authority in making the selection of the Special Rapporteur, and Professor Lynk was chosen unanimously by a 47-0 vote at the UN.

Source: Vindication for Michael Lynk — and for Dion, an elbow in the eye – iPolitics