Farce: Meet 2018 Membership of U.N. Human Rights Council

MEMBERS: Saudi Arabia Iraq, Cuba, China, Qatar, Angola, Burundi, Pakistan, Venezuela, DR Congo, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates… Meet the 2018 membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the United Nations with the mandate to “uphold the highest standards in the promotion and …

UN Watch Report: Electing the 2018-2020 Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council

ELECTING THE 2018-2020 MEMBERS OF THE U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Ahead of the Human Rights Council elections by the General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters, New York, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This report evaluates the country candidates for the October 16, 2017 election of 15 new members to the …

Angola elected to top U.N. rights body, despite gross violations and massive corruption

Angola should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council today, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Angola’s Human Rights Record Angola commits serious human rights violations, including: Torture Cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment …