Bahrain set to win seat on UN‘s top human rights body, despite abuses

Bahrain’s bid for a seat on the UN’s top human rights body should be rejected, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. The election of 18 new countries to the Human Rights Council will be held at the UN in New York tomorrow, October 12, 2018. See our full report on all candidates, and press …

Somalia set to win seat on UN’s top human rights body, despite abuses

    Somalia’s bid for a seat on the UN’s top human rights body should be rejected, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. The election of 18 new countries to the Human Rights Council will be held at the UN in New York tomorrow, October 12, 2018. See our full report on all candidates, …

The Philippines set to win seat on UN ‘s top human rights body, despite abuses

The Philippines bid for a seat on the UN’s top human rights body should be rejected, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. The election of 18 new countries to the Human Rights Council will be held at the UN in New York tomorrow, October 12, 2018. See our full report on all candidates, and press …

Eritrea set to win seat on UN ‘s top human rights body, despite abuses

Above: President Isaias Afwerki, dictator of Eritrea since 1993 Eritrea’s bid for a seat on the UN’s top human rights body should be rejected, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. The election of 18 new countries to the Human Rights Council will be held at the UN in New York tomorrow, October 12, …

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 …

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 …

Outrage: U.N. elects Nigeria to top rights body, despite massacres, torture and forced evictions

Nigeria should not have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council, as it fails to meet the basic membership criteria. See full UN Watch report on candidates here. Nigeria’s Human Rights Record Nigeria commits serious human rights violations, including: Extrajudicial killings Disappearances Torture Rape …

DR Congo elected to top U.N. rights body, despite widespread human rights violations

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 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. Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Human Rights Record DRC commits serious human rights violations, …

Outrage: U.N. elects Qatar to top rights body, despite worker abuses and finance of terror

Qatar 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. Qatar’s Human Rights Record Qatar commits serious human rights violations, including: Support for terrorist organizations Inability of citizens …