Why Cuba should not be elected to the UN Rights Council – by Rosa Maria Payá

Today the UN will elect 14 out of 16 candidate countries to be new members of its top human rights body. UN Watch heads an international campaign of MPs and NGOs urging nations to oppose the election of Algeria, China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam. The other candidates are France, Macedonia, Maldives, …

“Black Day for Human Rights”: Global Outrage as UN Elects China, Cuba, Russia, Saudi Arabia to Top Rights Body

PRESS RELEASE Reaction by UN Watch and MPs worldwide GENEVA, Nov. 12 — Today the UN General Assembly elected egregious human rights abusers China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Cuba, and Vietnam to the UN Human Rights Council, dealing a severe blow to the credibility and efficacy of a body that was supposed …

Backgrounder: Tomorrow's Election of China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia to UN Human Rights Council

Dissidents oppose candidacies of own governments; global coalition of MPs, NGOs urge world leaders to speak out GENEVA, November 11, 2013 – Tomorrow the UN will elect 14 new members to its 47-nation human rights council. Background, analysis and comment: 1. Report on Candidates Comprehensive report by UN …