Outrage: Sudan’s Al-Bashir, Indicted for Genocide, is Nominated for Seat on UN Human Rights Council

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Rights group UN Watch urges Ban Ki-moon and rights chief Pillay to speak out

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GENEVA, July 12 – The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to urgently speak out against the African-backed bid by Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir, indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court, for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Last week, the U.S. failed to get the council to pass a condemnation of what it said was a Syrian candidacyfor 2014.

The NGO UN Watch also called on US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the EU’s Catherine Ashton to denounce and fight against Sudan’s candidacy.

“Electing Sudan to the U.N. body mandated to promote and protect human rights worldwide is like putting Jack the Ripper in charge of a women’s shelter,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch.

UN Watch already heads an international campaign of MPs and human rights groups opposing the candidacies of Venezuela and Pakistan.

The U.N.’s African group of states agreed behind closed doors to endorse the candidacies of Ethiopia, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Sudan. Because Africa has arranged for five countries to run for the same amount of allotted seats, Sudan’s election is virtually assured.

“Technically,” said Neuer, “Sudan must still receive an absolute majority of 97 affirmative country votes in the U.N. General Assembly’s November election for new human rights council members. However, in the history of these ballots, names presented on a closed slate have never been rejected. It’s just the way U.N. ambassadors work. And the fact is that Sudan has been chosen to head various U.N. groupings, so its election to the UNHRC, however outrageous, is a real possibility.”

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7 Replies to “Outrage: Sudan’s Al-Bashir, Indicted for Genocide, is Nominated for Seat on UN Human Rights Council”

  1. Indicted for Genocide! there is no way he should have anything to do with human rights the only right he has is to remain in jail for the term of his natural life with hard labour

  2. Israel should support the enemies of Sudan.
    But why is it that the U.N. both supports Islam and birth control/abortion? If Muslims push birth control and abortion on non-Muslims, why is the Pope still stupid enough to see the Muslims as allies against birth control and abortion?

  3. This is like something from Russia, the criminal member of the government leads the investigation into their crimes. Of course the Dems try to do the same thing.

  4. Year on year the UN underlines by its action, inaction and its appointments its level of irrelevance. Let us not forget that dear old Robert Mugabe and even Idi Amin were all “humane caring” people tied up at one time or other with the UN Human Rights Council. Personally as a taxpayer I begrudge every penny given to the UN

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