Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UNITED NATION HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL WHO BELONGS? WHO SHOULD?

UNITED NATION HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL   WHO BELONGS? WHO SHOULD?

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Current Membership of the Human Rights Council, 1 January - 31 December 2015 by regional groups

Year in parentheses indicates when the term of membership expires.




VERNE STRICKLAND:   March 17, 2015

DO YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT A LARGE NUMBER OF THE LISTED NATIONS BEING FULL-FLEDGED VOTING MEMBERS OF SOMETHING CALLED "THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL"?

I DO. THERE ARE MANY. BUT I'D BE WORRIED ABOUT SOME EXAMPLES LIKE THESE:

ALGERIA, CONGO, GHANA, KENYA, NIGERIA, BOLIVIA, CUBA, EL SALVADOR, MEXICO, VENEZUELA, BANGLADESH, CHINA, VIET NAM, ALBANIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC, NETHERLANDS.

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Current Membership of the Human Rights Council, 1 January - 31 December 2015 by regional groups

Year in parentheses indicates when the term of membership expires.

AFRICAN STATES


LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN STATES

Algeria (2016)
Botswana (2017)
Congo (2017)
Côte d’Ivoire (2015)
Ethiopia (2015)
Gabon (2015)
Ghana (2017)
Kenya (2015)
Morocco (2016)
Namibia (2016)
Nigeria (2017)
Sierra Leone (2015)
South Africa (2016)
Argentina (2015)
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) (2017)
Brazil (2015)
Cuba (2016)
El Salvador (2017)
Mexico (2016)
Paraguay (2017)
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (2015)

ASIA-PACIFIC STATES


WESTERN EUROPE & OTHER STATES

Bangladesh (2017)
China (2016)
India (2017)
Indonesia (2017)
Japan (2015)
Kazakhstan (2015)
Maldives (2016)
Pakistan (2015)
Qatar (2017)
Republic of Korea (2015)
Saudi Arabia (2016)
United Arab Emirates (2015)
Viet Nam (2016)
France (2016)
Germany (2015)
Ireland (2015)
Netherlands (2017)
Portugal (2017)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2016)
United States of America (2015)

EASTERN EUROPEAN STATES


 


Albania (2017)
Estonia (2015)
Latvia (2017)
Montenegro (2015)
Russian Federation (2016)
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (2016)