‘Why Are World's Worst Violators Joining UN Human Rights Council?’


In a report this week, Irwin Cotler, the head of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and a former Canadian minister of justice, said: "Regrettably, when the UN itself ends up electing human rights violators to the human rights council, it indulges the very culture of impunity it is supposed to combat. The world's democracies must join in the preservation and protection of the council's mandate and not end up accomplices to its breach."