Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Membership of the new UN Human Rights Council

Yesterday the United Nations Assembly elected 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council. It is reported that first signs from the election of the 47 members of the Council are very encouraging for the future of this new body. Slovenia failed to secure a seat in the Council, but we will no go into the reason for that at this point. The membership of the Council is quite impressing; however the likes of Cuba, Pakistan and China still managed to be elected in the Council. The revolution must go on…

Membership of the Human Rights Council is available here:
http://www.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/membership.htm

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