India was competing for a seat in the Asia Pacific class.
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When it nominated itself for the Council, India pledged that it "will continue to support worldwide efforts to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance".
Bahrain has already been elected as a member of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) for the 2017-2021 term and the UN Women Executive Council (2017-2019). The last tenure ended on December 31, 2017.
Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan said this achievement was especially important for the Council as an inclusive and truly representative body, capable of hearing the voices of all States, no matter what the size, and of hearing the stories of diverse human rights journeys.
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The new members to join the UNHRC in 2019 are Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Fiji, India, Italy, Philippines, Somalia, Togo, and Uruguay. The absence of rules preventing such countries from being elected "continues to undermine the organisation and, once again, demonstrates that the United States have been due to withdraw this year", she added.
On the basis of equitable geographical distribution, Council seats are allocated to the five regional groups as follows: African States, 13 seats; Asia Pacific States, 13 seats; Eastern European States, 6 seats; Latin American and Caribbean States, 8 seats; and Western European and other States, 7 seats.
The Philippines government has previously dismissed claims of human rights abuses, saying President Duterte had employed "lawful use of force" against threats to the country.
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