Tuesday, 31 March 2009
US to Seek a Seat on the UN Human Rights Council
The United States administration announced today that it will seek a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council in the upcoming elections, to be held in May: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/31/AR2009033102782.html?hpid=topnews. When the Council was created, in 2006, the Bush administration decided that it did not wish to participate. There are forty-seven seats on the Council, which is the principal human rights organ of the United Nations.