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Old 03-11-2017, 07:53 AM
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Russia voted off UN Human Rights Council amid mounting allegations of Syria war crimes

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Russia has been voted off the United Nations Human Rights Council amid mounting allegations of being responsible for war crimes in relation to its actions in Syria. The 193-member General Assembly on Friday elected 14 members to the 47-nation council, the UN’s main body charged with promoting and protecting human rights. Russia which received 112 votes lost its regional seat to Hungary, with 144 votes, and Croatia with 114 votes. Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Brazil, Rwanda, Hungary, Croatia, Cuba, South Africa, Japan, Tunisia, the US and UK - many of which have themselves been condemned for human rights abuses - all won seats on the council. Guatemala was the only country running for a seat beside Russia to not be elected.

Human rights groups had specifically called for countries to reject the candidacies of Russia and Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Yemen. Saudi Arabia’s election, however, was a foregone conclusion since it was running unopposed for its regional seat. “In rejecting Russia’s bid for re-election to the Human Rights Council, UN member states have sent a strong message to the Kremlin about its support for a regime that has perpetrated so much atrocity in Syria,” said Louis Charbonneau, UN director at Human Rights Watch. “Next year, UN member states should make sure that all regional groups have real competition so no one is guaranteed victory.”
Russia is currently the defendant in a trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague charged with various occupation crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
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Russia is currently the defendant in a trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague charged with various occupation crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
Considering the list of members, the time of the human rights organizations might have been better spent on some other countries.

Albania 2017
Bangladesh 2017
Belgium 2018
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2017
Botswana 2017
Brazil 2019
Burundi 2018
China 2019
Congo 2017
Côte d’Ivoire 2018
Croatia 2019
Cuba 2019
Ecuador 2018
Egypt 2019
El Salvador 2017
Ethiopia 2018
Georgia 2018
Germany 2018
Ghana 2017
Hungary 2019
India 2017
Indonesia 2017
Iraq 2019
Japan 2019
Kenya 2018
Kyrgyzstan 2018
Latvia 2017
Mongolia 2018
Netherlands 2017
Nigeria 2017
Panama 2018
Paraguay 2017
Philippines 2018
Portugal 2017
Qatar 2017
Republic of Korea 2018
Rwanda 2019
Saudi Arabia 2019
Slovenia 2018
South Africa 2019
Switzerland 2018
Togo 2018
Tunisia 2019
United Arab Emirates 2018
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2019
United States of America 2019
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 2018
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Well I am sure Trump and his men liked this... Not that it will change much on the ground..

Nice post Senior,
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