China, Russia, other human rights abusers elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

China, Russia, other human rights abusers elected to U.N. Human Rights Council


October 13, 2020

China, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, all of whom have highly questionable track records on human rights, were appointed to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday afternoon.

Breaking down the votes, China received 72%, Cuba 88%, Russia 82%, and Pakistan 87.5%. Saudi Arabia’s bid, on the other hand, failed to gain enough support, only getting 46%.

BREAKING: Results of today’s election of top human rights abusers to the 🇺🇳 U.N. Human Rights Council and % of votes they won:
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia 46% ❌ LOST (thanks to our campaign)
🇵🇰 Pakistan 87.5% ✅ ELECTED
🇷🇺 Russia 82% ✅ ELECTED
🇨🇳 China 72% ✅ ELECTED
🇨🇺 Cuba 88% ✅ ELECTED

— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) October 13, 2020

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Each year, several countries are elected to the governing board of the U.N. Human Rights Council for three-year terms.

The council’s mission is to promote and protect human rights around the globe as well as to address any

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