The United Nations has accepted China and Russia into its human rights body despite complaints from some over the countries’ treatment of their own citizens. Photo: Shutterstock The United Nations has accepted China and Russia into its human rights body despite complaints from some over the countries’ treatment of their own citizens. Photo: Shutterstock
The United Nations has accepted China and Russia into its human rights body despite complaints from some over the countries’ treatment of their own citizens. Photo: Shutterstock

China and Russia join UN’s human rights body as Saudi bid fails and watchdog calls it a ‘black day’

  • Seats are allotted according to regional groups, and Russia ran unopposed, as did Cuba; China beat Saudi Arabia for its seat
  • ‘Had there been additional candidates, China, Cuba and Russia might have lost too,’ said Louis Charbonneau, the UN director at Human Rights Watch

Topic |   Human rights
The United Nations has accepted China and Russia into its human rights body despite complaints from some over the countries’ treatment of their own citizens. Photo: Shutterstock The United Nations has accepted China and Russia into its human rights body despite complaints from some over the countries’ treatment of their own citizens. Photo: Shutterstock
The United Nations has accepted China and Russia into its human rights body despite complaints from some over the countries’ treatment of their own citizens. Photo: Shutterstock
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