The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world. The Council has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis. The headquarters of the Council are at the United Nations Office at Geneva in Switzerland.
The Council allegedly investigates allegations of breaches of human rights in United Nations member states and addresses thematic human rights issues like freedom of association and assembly, freedom of expression, freedom of belief and religion, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and the rights of racial and ethnic minorities. Many of these rights are denied the people of Palestine and the wider Islamic world.
The Council consists of 47 members, elected yearly by the General Assembly for staggered three-year terms. Members are selected via the basis of equitable geographic rotation using the United Nations regional grouping system. Members are eligible for re-election for one additional term, after which they must relinquish their seat.
The seats are distributed along the following lines:
- 13 for the African Group
- 13 for the Asia-Pacific Group
- 6 for the Eastern European Group
- 8 for the Latin American and Caribbean Group
- 7 for the Western European and Others Group
They hate Israel
The Ambassador here from Pakistan, Zaman Medhi, uses the barbarianism of the weekend to slam Israel for decades of “illegal foreign occupation and aggression”. No mention is made of the Israelis so brutally murdered by Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization.
Maybe it’s past time the US got out of the UN?