Litmus test for Human Rights Council as Russia bids for seat


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Only the 47 elected members of the Human Rights Council have voting rights. Keystone / Valentin Flauraud read aloud pause X On Tuesday the UN General Assembly in New York will vote for 15 new members of the 47-member Human Rights Council. With gross human rights abusers Russia, China and Burundi among the candidates, the credibility of the Geneva-based Council is at stake. This content was published on October 9, 2023 - 09:00 Julia Crawford Julia is a widely travelled British radio and print journalist, specialized in African affairs and transitional justice. “Russia’s candidacy is a cynical attempt to return...