Hamas supporter Qatar elected to 'human rights council'
Hamas' main backer in the Arab world, Qatar, was elected to the United Nations 'human rights council'
this past week.
In one round of secret balloting at UN Headquarters in New York, the
Assembly elected Albania, Bangladesh, El Salvador, Ghana, Latvia,
Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, Portugal and Qatar.
Bolivia, Botswana, Congo, India and Indonesia, whose terms were due to expire at the end of this year, were re-elected today.
Those elected today will be joining in the following States who will
remain on the Council: Algeria (2016); Argentina (2015); Brazil (2015);
China (2016); Côte d’Ivoire (2015); Cuba (2016); Estonia (2015);
Ethiopia (2015); France (2016); Gabon (2015); Germany (2015); Ireland
(2015); Japan (2015); Kazakhstan (2015); Kenya (2015): Maldives (2016):
Mexico (2016): Montenegro (2015); Morocco (2016); Namibia (2016);
Pakistan (2015); Republic of Korea (2015); Russia (2016); Saud Arabia
(2016); Sierra Leone (2015); South Africa (2016); the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia (2016); United Arab Emirates (2015); United
Kingdom (2016); United States (2015); Venezuela (2015); and Viet Nam
What could go wrong?
Labels: anti-Semitism, Qatar, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Human Rights Council