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Egypt: Egypt Resists a new UN Human Rights Council

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt

UN Human Rights Council is proposed to replace the existing 53-member Human Rights Commission, which has been criticized for routinely granting membership to governments with questionable rights records, including Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

US ambassador to the United Nationas John Bolton said [1] he hopes to block the worst human rights violators from using posts on the Human Rights Council to deflect or prevent criticism of their rights records.

Freedom for Egyptians says [2], in a no surprising move, International Herald Tribune and New York Times [3] reported that UN diplomats singled out [4] Egypt and Pakistan as countries that were leading the resistance to the proposed council.

The absence of such a Council will give the opportunity to the Egyptian regime to continue the killing series, Freedom for Egyptians said.