China and Russia Win Human Rights Council Seats, but the Saudis Get Rejected

15 New members were added to the Human Rights Council. Several have severe unanswered human rights abuses of their own.

by Dulcie Leimbach. Read more on PassBlue.

A delegate at the United Nations, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia of Italy, casts her vote as the General Assembly elects new members to the Human Rights Council amid the pandemic. The winners were: Bolivia, Britain, China, Cuba, France, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, Oct. 13, 2020. LOEY FELIPE/UN PHOTO

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