Argument: Sanctioning Cuba is appropriate punishment for its flouting the UN
- Helms Burton Act of 1996. Thomas, Library of Congress - "(20) The United Nations Commission on Human Rights has repeatedly reported on the unacceptable human rights situation in Cuba and has taken the extraordinary step of appointing a Special Rapporteur.
- (21) The Cuban Government has consistently refused access to the Special Rapporteur and formally expressed its decision not to `implement so much as one comma' of the United Nations Resolutions appointing the Rapporteur.
- (22) The United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 47-139 on December 18, 1992, Resolution 48-142 on December 20, 1993, and Resolution 49-200 on December 23, 1994, referencing the Special Rapporteur's reports to the United Nations and condemning violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba."