In the real world, the last two countries that you would expect to be nominated to the UN’s Human Rights Council would be Communist China and Pakistan. Countries serve a three-year term.
Yet, it appears this could be on the verge of happening.
And there are even other countries with dubious human rights records that also may be nominated. Breitbart explains:
China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Cuba and Pakistan are tipped to finish top of Tuesday’s election for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council, prompting disbelief from freedom campaigners and exiled dissidents alike.
U.N. Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group, said allowing these countries anywhere near the council “is like making a gang of arsonists into the fire brigade.”
Saudi Arabia was previously on the council until 2019. Just last month, dozens of nations condemned it before the council over serious rights violations and demanded accountability for the murder Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post newspaper columnist who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018.
I don’t know what people find so appealing about Communist China’s human rights record perhaps it’s due to its treatment of Christians (READ: Major power orders Christians: Renounce God, or we’ll cut off food and housing) and how it set up concentration camps for Muslim Uyghurs (READ: A Million People Are Jailed at China’s Gulags. I Managed to Escape. Here’s What Really Goes on Inside):
And, in Pakistan, Christians routinely face the death penalty over trumped-up blasphemy charges often in connection with other unrelated disputes. READ: 42 Christians accused of lynching two Muslims in Pakistan are told they will be acquitted if they convert to Islam AND Pakistani Christians faces death penalty after being accused of ripping pages out of a Koran by a Muslim involved in a business dispute with the arrested man’s family: Daily Mail