Russia Voted Off UN Human Rights Council

Wall Street Journal – ‎Oct 28, 2016‎

Before Friday’s vote, more than 80 human-rights and international aid organizations signed a letter urging U.N. members to block Russia’s election to the council. Separate petitions by UN Watch, an independent watchdog, collected signatures against Russia and Saudi Arabia. “For Saudi Arabia to decide who will be an investigator on violence against women or arbitrary detention is asking the foxes to guard the henhouse,” UN Watch’s petition against Saudi Arabia on change.org said. It had collected more than 5,000 signatures.

Russia voted out of UN Human Rights Council

Press Trust of India – Oct. 29, 2016
Geneva-based human rights organisation UN Watch described Russia’s ouster from the Human Rights Council as a “positive outcome” of the election. UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer said the “non-election of Russia shows that the nations of the world can reject gross abusers if they so choose.” UN Watch said the re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia, “regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens, casts a shadow upon the reputation of the UN.”

Russia loses seat on UN Human Rights Council by just 2 votes

CNN International – ‎Oct 28, 2016‎
UN Watch, a UN watchdog group, said after the vote that “the non-election of Russia shows that the nations of the world can reject gross abusers if they so choose.” UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer said the re-election of Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba “casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations.”

Russia ousted from U.N. Human Rights Council amid allegations of Syrian war crimes

UPI.com – ‎Oct. 29, 2016
“The non-election of Russia shows that the nations of the world can reject gross abusers if they so choose,” U.N. watchdog group, UN Watch, said after the vote. Despite Russia losing its seat, human rights activists were troubled by the re-election of Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba. UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer said it “casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations.”

US calls for end to anti-Israel bias as it regains UN Human Rights Council seat

Jerusalem Post Israel News – ‎Oct. 29, 2016
“The re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia – regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens – casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. A Saudi Arabia-led

America’s Smart Move at the UN Human Rights Council

Huffington Post – ‎5 hours ago‎
In a Reuters piece, UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer noted that “[t]he re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia — regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens — casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United

Russia loses election to UN rights council

Inquirer.net – ‎18 hours ago‎
This makes the election of Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba even more preposterous,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.

Rights group condemns China’s reelection on UN Human Rights Council

Phayul – ‎DHARAMSHALA, October 29: Human rights watch group, UN Watch condemned the election of unqualified countries including China with severe rights abuse history in the United Nation’s top rights body. The Geneva-based group criticized the elections while stating that more than 53 percent of the world’s highest human rights body is occupied by non-democracies. “The reelection of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia, regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens, casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations,” said UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer...

Russian Envoy Cries Foul, Vows To Regain UN Rights Council Seat

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty – ‎Oct. 28, 2016
“The non-election of Russia shows that the nations of the world can reject gross abusers if they so choose. This makes the election of Saudi Arabia, China, and Cuba even more preposterous,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.

In a First-Ever Rebuke of its Kind, Russia Loses Bid for UN Human Rights Council Seat

CNSNews.com – ‎Oct 28, 2016‎

U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based NGO that led a campaign to deny Russia a seat, was pleased at the outcome. “The non-election of Russia shows that the nations of the world can reject gross abusers if they so choose,” said executive director Hillel Neuer. “This makes the election of Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba even more preposterous.” “The re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia – regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens – casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations,” he said.

Egypt secures membership in UN human rights council

Al-Bawaba – ‎11 hours ago‎
Reuters quoted U.N. Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer as saying that “the re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia – regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens – casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations.

Camouflet pour Moscou au Conseil des droits de l’homme de l’ONU

LE MONDE | 29.10.2016 à 10h24
Hillel Neuer, le directeur d’UN Watch, a dénoncé une aberration : « Choisir l’Arabie saoudite comme arbitre des droits de l’homme, c’est comme nommer un pyromane chef des pompiers. »

Russia voted off UN Human Rights Council but Saudi Arabia is back

Hindustan Times | Updated: Oct 29, 2016 18:25 IST
“The non-election of Russia shows that the nations of the world can reject gross abusers if they so choose. This makes the election of Saudi Arabia, China and Cuba even more preposterous,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer.

ONU rejeita candidatura da Rússia ao Conselho de Direitos Humanos

Correio Braziliense | October 29, 2016

“A eleição da Arábia Saudita como juiz internacional sobre direitos humanos é como uma cidade nomear um incendiário para chefe dos bombeiros”, declarou o diretor-executivo da UN Watch, Hillel Neuer.

Mirror.co.uk | October 28, 2016

“The re-election of China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia – regimes which systematically violate the human rights of their citizens – casts a shadow upon the reputation of the United Nations,” said U.N. Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer.”

Rusia se cae del Consejo de DDHH de la ONU entre críticas a su papel en Siria

Radio Caracol | October 28, 2016

“La no elección de Rusia muestra que los países del mundo pueden rechazar a quienes cometen graves abusos si lo desean”, destacó hoy tras el voto el director ejecutivo de la ONG con sede en Ginebra UN Watch, Hillel Neuer.

 

 

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