UN: Don’t Elect Russia to Human Rights Council – A Petition to Stop Putin

Russia is running for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council
Sign the petition: Click here to urge your government to say NO.

Russia’s official UN campaign pledge includes the following absurd claims:

  • Russia is “firmly attached” to “such fundamental values” as “freedom, justice, life,
    well-being and human dignity,” as well as “family traditions,” “political equality,” “integrity of the
    court system,” and  “the eradication of…corruption”
  • Russia is also “firmly committed” to its international obligations in the field of human rights”
  • Russia pursues a policy of strengthening “democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms”
  • Russia worked hard during its previous three terms on the Council to make it “an efficient and effective tool for promoting and protecting human rights throughout the world”
  • Russia will ensure the Council upholds “the fundamental principles of universality, non-selectivity, objectivity, equal treatment of all
    categories of human rights, and respect for diversity of cultures and civilizations”

Full text: Russia’s Absurd Campaign Pledge


UN Watch