UN Human Rights Council Elections: Disappointment if Abusers Elected

PRESS RELEASE Existing violators incude China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia   Geneva, May 17, 2007   —  After a year of failed reforms and disappointment at the the UN’s Human Rights Council, the dominant bloc of non-democratic members led by China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia today is likely to …

Foxes Guarding the Chickens at UN Human Rights Council

PRESS RELEASE Angola, Egypt, and Qatar join existing members China, Cuba, Russia and Saudi Arabia Geneva, May 17, 2007   —  UN Watch welcomed the defeat of Belarus in today’s election of members to the UN Human Rights Council, “but the victory in overwhelming numbers of Egypt, Angola and Qatar …