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Bahrain Elected Now Sits On UN Human Rights Panel: Syria Narrowly Misses Out

HURRAH for the United Nations. Having kicked Libya off the Human Rights panel (yep, it got in), the UN fielded applications for countries who wanted to sit in judgement. Syria applied. Others got in:

This year’s election for the U.N. Human Rights Council has, once again, produced a body that has fewer “free” countries – 21 of a total of 47 – and has more than one-third of the seats held by members of the Islamic bloc.

Among the 15 countries to win seats on the Geneva-based HRC on Friday was Congo, which joins 11 other countries ranked “not free” by the democracy advocacy group, Freedom House, based on an annual assessment of political freedoms and civil liberties…

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Posted: 25th, May 2011 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment