HOT BLAST: Human Rights Council in need of help
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Activists from the Students for a Free Tibet organization display a banner on scaffolding in front of the of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, last week. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)
Activists from the Students for a Free Tibet organization display a banner on scaffolding in front of the of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, last week. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)
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U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer sees more trouble on the horizon for the U.N.'s Human Rights Council:

Seven years after the United Nations promised to completely revamp its troubled human rights body, the upcoming election of notorious human rights violators underscores how the world’s most needy victims continue to be let down.

On November 12, the U.N. General Assembly, operating via back-room deals and political vote-trading, is almost certain to return China, Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia to the 47-nation Human Rights Council, even though these regimes systematically violate virtually every article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Other non-democracies expected to win coveted seats include Algeria, Chad, Jordan, and Vietnam. While none of the United Nations’ 193 member states are blemish free, disregard for human rights are intrinsic to the very structure of the aforementioned governments.

For more on this see the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz.
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