UN crit­i­cised over new hu­man rights coun­cil mem­bers

Fiji Sun - - World News -

New York: Coun­tries that have been widely crit­i­cised for se­vere hu­man rights abuses are among 18 newly-elected mem­bers of the UN Hu­man Rights Coun­cil. Cam­paign­ers had urged UN mem­ber states to op­pose the can­di­dacy of the Philip­pines and Eritrea and said the choice of Bahrain and Cameroon raised “sig­nif­i­cant con­cerns”.

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