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Title: LITHUANIA: PROS MAY OUTWEIGH CONS OF COMPROMISE ON

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07VILNIUS5032007-07-10 06:47:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Vilnius
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DEPT FOR DRL/MLGA:LJORDAN, IO/RHS:RLEATHAM AND AOSTERMEIER 
 
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA: PROS MAY OUTWEIGH CONS OF COMPROMISE ON 
UNHRC 
 
REF: SECSTATE 91929 
 
We delivered reftel points to Darius Staniulis, head of the 
MFA,s Human Rights and NGOs Division, on July 5.  Staniulis, 
who attended the recent UNHRC meetings, felt that the virtual 
clean slates given to Belarus and Cuba as well as the focus 
on Israel were unfortunate.  He thought, however, that those 
concessions by "Western" countries were part of a compromise 
that may facilitate a more effective HRC due to procedural 
advances, to which countries usually soft on human rights 
conceded as their part of the compromise.  He added that, 
because of Chairman de Alba's poor management, "sometimes 
countries didn't know what was happening." 
CLOUD