Kudos to Croatia for being elected to the human Rights Council. Hopefully for Cuba and China to hear what they will be talked about will start to make in roads into their thinking. Perhaps Russia will see this as a reminder that they must work with the countries of the world and cannot be a bully. The world has had enough of them. Hugs, Barbara
Voting Russia out of the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council) for the first time in its history at the UN General Assembly Friday 28 October 2016 will not help the sorry image this UN body continues to have through re-electing countries with atrocious human rights records despite reinstating the US back into the council and voting Croatia (who beat Russia by a narrow margin of votes) in for the first time in its history as an independent country. Setting aside the sorry state of affairs this UN body represents when it comes to tolerance of human rights abuses, Croatia’s membership on the council adds flesh to Croatia’s position within the international political arena.
“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,”…
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