So, the United Nations General Assembly just voted for the new members of the Human Rights Council. You wanna know which countries did it, besides the US, Germany and Ireland?
Yeah, sure, let’s take a look:
African, Asian, Eastern European and Latin American countries put forward uncontested slates, meaning candidates were virtually certain of winning one of the 18 open seats up for grabs in this year’s election on the 47-member council.
Several human rights groups have criticized a number of the candidates as unqualified, including Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Venezuela.
Also elected Monday were Argentina, Brazil, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Montenegro, Pakistan, South Korea, Sierra Leone and the United Arab Emirates. They begin three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2013.
Ohh, great! What now? Saudi Arabia in charge of women’s rights?
Here’s a bit of advise these guys might want to take into account the following election: the HRC members should be first world countries only.