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By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Kenneth Roth
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND | Governments that call themselves democratic often fear democracy in practice, leaving it up to their people to seize the initiative, as last year's Arab Spring revolutions across the Arab world have shown.
The executive director of Human Rights Watch criticized United Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for calling the killing of Osama bin Laden an act of justice, saying that the Al Qaeda leader was denied due process.
Human Rights Watch singled out U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for especially harsh criticism Monday as it took world leaders to task for what it called their failure to be tougher on human rights offenders.
Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said his group was reasonably pleased with the outcome.
"Overall it's not ideal, but it's much better than we feared and it's certainly something we can live with," he said of the compromise.