• Meet The New UN’s Human Rights Council Members

    So, the United Nations General Assembly just voted for the new members of the Human Rights Council. You wanna know which countries did it, besides the US, Germany and Ireland?

    Yeah, sure, let’s take a look:

    African, Asian, Eastern European and Latin American countries put forward uncontested slates, meaning candidates were virtually certain of winning one of the 18 open seats up for grabs in this year’s election on the 47-member council.

    Several human rights groups have criticized a number of the candidates as unqualified, including Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Venezuela.

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    Also elected Monday were Argentina, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Montenegro, Pakistan, South Korea, Sierra Leone and the United Arab Emirates. They begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2013.

    Ohh, great! What now? Saudi Arabia in charge of women’s rights?

    Here’s a bit of advise these guys might want to take into account the following election: the HRC members should be first world countries only.

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    • SmilodonsRetreat

      If the GOP had won the presidential election, then I would submit that the US would have place on that council either.

      • And Obama is no better, am afraid! GITMO, Drone-strikes, etc.

    • Peter

      What ever happened to those dreams about a grand organization to help the most unfortunate. The UN becomes more irrelevant with each passing year. A shame really.