In first, UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will this week hold an unprecedented secret ballot to pick its president after China and others blocked a candidate from Fiji considered a rights champion, sources and analysts said. “There has been a standoff,” a source close to the council who asked not to be named told AFP. “It is a very, very messy situation.” The dispute could underscore growing jostling in the top UN rights body by countries intent on steering it away from criticising nations over alleged abuses of individual rights and towards focusing on advances in economic and social rights. The council’s …

Read More

HEDGE accordingly