All posts tagged: UN Human rights council

China to be nominated to UN Human Rights Council

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. READ: U.N. Ready to Welcome China, Russia, Saudi Arabia …

Useless UN

UN appoints China to its Human Rights Council. No joke: #China joins U.N. Human Rights Council panel, where it will help select the U.N.’s next world monitors on freedom of speech, enforced disappearances & arbitrary detention—and on health. That’s like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief. https://t.co/DqFY90rd6I — Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) April 3, 2020 And oh yeah, UN wants to impose an 10% tax on everyone to fill its pockets, that includes you and me.