UN Urged to Restore Credibility to Human Rights Council | Freedom House

UN Urged to Restore Credibility to Human Rights Council

Washington

Freedom House strongly urges United Nations members to restore credibility to the body’s Human Rights Council tomorrow by rejecting countries that do not uphold basic standards for human rights.  Nearly two-thirds of the countries running in Tuesday’s election have either poor or questionable human rights records, with three of the countries among the world’s most repressive regimes: China, Cuba and Saudi Arabia.

Freedom House Advocacy Director Paula Schriefer will be at the UN prior to and after the General Assembly vote at 10 a.m. EST. Media are invited to contact her directly at +1-202-378-3505 or through Press Officer Laura Ingalls at +1-202-423-5578 or [email protected].

For more on the candidates running in the UN Human Rights Council elections, read:

Evaluation of 2009-2012 UN Human Rights Council Candidates
NGOs for an Effective Human Rights Council
Worst of the Worst 2009: The World’s Most Repressive Societies

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