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The body’s membership will now be even less democratic than the world as a whole.

The right-wing candidate may well win the election, but his ability to govern is far less clear.

On July 19, 2016 a Brazilian court issued a nationwide ban on the messaging app WhatsApp. 

In response to the detention in Brazil of a Facebook executive for an alleged failure to comply with a court order, Freedom House issued the following statement:

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Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.

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