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 …

Absurd: Malaysia a candidate for top UN rights body, despite suppression of dissent and lack of religious freedom

Malaysia’s candidacy for the UN Human Rights Council is absurd, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here.   Malaysia’s Human Rights Record Malaysia commits serious human rights violations, including: Persecution of LGBT Corporal punishment allowed …