NHRC welcomes Qatar's re-election to UN Human Rights Council

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

DR Congo wins seat on UN rights council despite US opposition

"It is not the first time Pakistan has become the UN Human Rights Council member".

The United States and human rights groups sharply criticized Monday's U.N. election for 15 new members of the Human Rights Council, singling out conflict-torn Congo's victory despite accusations of serious rights abuses and an investigation by the U.N.'s top human rights body.

During a news conference held at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Varma was asked for Lajcak's reaction to member states distributing gifts in order to garner votes in the Human Rights Council elections, and whether there should be value caps on such gifts.

Nigeria was on Monday re-elected by the UN General Assembly in NY to the UNHRC in Geneva alongside 14 other countries for the 2018 to 2020 term.

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She made no mention of a US withdrawal from the council.

There were five candidates contesting for four Asia-Pacific seats on the Council.

Punjab Minister for Human Rights and minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu said in a statement that the entire nation was feel proud that Pakistan had been elected a member of the International Human Rights council. But that was still far about the 97 votes needed to win a seat.

Created by the General Assembly in 2006, the 47-member Council is responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and making recommendations on them.

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"When you're in that Council, you're putting yourself forward for scrutiny and then that tells you that Nigeria is ready to scrutinise itself in regards to respect for human rights". "If there had been competition, it probably would have lost", Charbonneau said.

"The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country infamous for political suppression, violence against women and children, arbitrary arrest and detention, and unlawful killings and disappearances, has been elected to serve on what is supposed to be the world's preeminent human rights body", she said. Besides the Maldives, Malaysia too had to return home without a membership seat getting just 129 votes in favour. The Maldives also lost.

The 11 other countries elected on Monday were: Australia, Afghanistan, Nepal, Qatar, Pakistan, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

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