Algeria to serve on key UN human rights panel, screening individual complaints

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Boudjemâa Delmi
Despite its own egregious record on human rights, Algeria — rated as Not Free by Freedom House — has just won the right for its Geneva representative, Boudjemâa Delmi, to serve on a key UN Human Rights Council panel that screens individual complaints from around the world, in order to decide which countries to report to the plenary for “consistent patterns of gross and reliably attested violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” and to make recommendations to the Council on “the course of action to take.”
There’s more: the Coordinator of the African Group who notified the UN of the selection of Ambassador Delmi to the 5-person Working Group on Situations was none other than Ambassador Delmi himself.