Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Human Rights Council Elected; Critics Concerned With Human Rights Records of Many

UN Watch reports on the 18 nations, including the United States, that were elected to the U.N.'s Human Rights Council yesterday. In an evaluation published prior to the election, U.N Watch rated 7 of the countries ultimately elected as not qualified based on their human rights and U.N. voting records. The 7 are: Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, UAE, Venezuela. The group rated two others-- Kenya and Sierra Leone-- as questionable.