Talk:Navi Pillay

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High Commissioner[edit]

Current article says Pillay "signed" the Free and Equal document, more accurate would be that she signed the forward, no? Hakisalim (talk) 20:42, 17 December 2013 (UTC)


Yet again, her religion has been removed by a vandal. I've lost count of how many times this has happened now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:16, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

2 things. 1) please read WP:VANDAL and comply with it 2) please read WP:BLP and comply with it.
If you have a reliable secondary source where Pillay has stated that she is a Hindu cite it. Until then I will continue to remove the information. As has been noted several times in my edit summaries, the source cited in Amazon was generated from Wikipedia itself when Wikipedia stated that she is a Hindu. There was no source to support that categorization. It's a self referential circular source. You can see the book generated from Wikipedia here. We must have secondary RS based on self declaration of religion for this kind of info. It is mandatory and non-negotiable. Please do not re-add the information without a reliable secondary source. Sean.hoyland - talk 05:22, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

I've added a different source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:32, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Namaste. Whoever it is that's editing out her religion, please stop. I've provided a source which confirms the fact that she's a Hindu. This has happened numerous times now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:35, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Judge Pillay has just been awarded an Honorary degree from Durham University: Tybalt 23:38, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Judge Pillay would succeed Louise Arbour, a former Supreme Court judge in Canada, as human rights commissioner, one of the most high-profile positions at the United Nations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:15, 19 July 2008 (UTC)


The following sentence (with citations) have been removed from the article without any Talk page entries!

As an ambassador of the peace keeping United nations,her neutrality came under question when she gave several impartial statements regarding the Sri Lankan war [1] that defeated LTTE —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vishvax (talkcontribs) 16:22, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

I've reverted the latest unsourced claim to the article. Please refer to our policy on biographies of living persons, and then please discuss below what exactly it is that needs to be added or removed from the article, and why, as well as any sources that need to be brought forward. Edit wars will lead to the article being protected, or individual accounts blocked from editing, and then the article will remain as is without changes. So let's discuss instead. §FreeRangeFrogcroak 18:08, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

No Need for Edit Warring[edit]

This breitbart article by Thomas Rose provides plenty of cited factual evidence of Pillay's clear bias.[2]Rpm5099 (talk) 17:34, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

i'm sorry. i didn't realize that my entry was unatributed. i am working on a new compueter. i am totally at one with the correction - it doesnt detract from the irony. (talk) 08:04, 2 August 2014 (UTC)oferdesade

The Breitbart / Washington Times claim that Pillay condemned Israel and US for not providing Iron Dome to Gaza isn't backed by any credible source. Both sources have a conservative agenda and I'm not able to find non-conservative sources that support this claim. Associated Press[3] and other sources (e.g., [4]) cite Pillay condemning the US alone for providing funding for Israel's Iron Dome and adding that the Gazans did not get a similar system to protect them. One may say that such a claim is ridiculous on its own, but it's still short of the Onion-esqe claim that Breitbart attributes to Pillay. I therefore removed the sentence until a more credible source than be provided . Claudius972 (talk) 16:06, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Iron Dome[edit]

I've added the ABC news report on Pillay's call re Iron Dome, and a reference to mainstream and widely read Israeli critic of the call.Cpsoper (talk) 19:25, 9 August 2014 (UTC) An editor has removed this reference without adequate explanation, and a curious but inapposite reference to an application to Congress. It has been reinstated.Cpsoper (talk) 15:57, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

This is the exact paragraph from ABC News:
How you turn that into a proactive call from Pillay, demanding that the US fund a system for Gaza is a syntactic exercise I'd love to see. By all means, enlighten me... -- Veggies (talk) 16:16, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
The article currently says she made a 'call for the US to fund a missile defence system', ABC's quote is 'Pillay also took aim at the U.S., Israel's main ally, for providing financial support for Israel's "Iron Dome" anti-rocket defense system. "No such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling," she said.' Either she was 'taking aim' because she objected to the US helping fund a defence of Israel's civilians, or she was 'taking aim' because she wanted to see Gazans provided for similarly, the latter is the more charitable interpretation - do you have another that fits the sense of the paragraph? Cpsoper (talk) 20:20, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Sure. It would help to look at the full quote, first of all.
She's addressing the US money that goes to Israel and, presumably, the lack of money that goes to Gaza. Basically, "the US sends Israel advanced weapons and technology to keep Israelis safe, but does nothing for the Gazans." Regardless of the truth of the matter, she isn't "calling" on the US to give Gaza an Iron Dome, but more broadly criticizing the disparity (in her mind or elsewhere) that she sees. -- Veggies (talk) 23:10, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, the difficulty I see with that rather general sentiment is she does say quite specifically, 'no such protection' - implying Iron Dome or something pretty like Iron Dome itself has not been provided, and the provider she has in mind is clearly the US - who else?. I would accept it may be appropriate to change the wording of the first clause, to something like, 'After reviewing heavy US contribution to the Iron Dome program, her call for better defence for Gaza,"..."'. This seems to me to address your concern about painting her into an explicit corner, she has not specifically validated. Cpsoper (talk) 18:55, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Allegations of Israel's apparent intentional targetting of civilians[edit]

A doubly referenced source for criticism has been removed without reason and restored. Cpsoper (talk) 21:48, 15 August 2014 (UTC)


She is a widow[edit]

German Wikipedia states that she is a widow. Her husband died. -- (talk) 17:43, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

She has two daughters[edit]

German Wikipedia says she has two daughters. That means she is a mother. -- (talk) 17:46, 31 August 2014 (UTC)