Human Rights Organizations Condemn Electing UAE to Head UN Human Rights Council
International human rights organizations have criticized the UAE’s election to the United Nations Human Rights Council, stressing Abu Dhabi’s black human rights record.
The World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) said that governments that seriously violate human rights at home and abroad, like the UAE, should not belong to the Human Rights Council.
This was preceded by a demand by Human Rights Watch organization to withhold voting for the UAE and other countries that do not respect human rights in the elections of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
in a statement, the organization said: “The non-competitive United Nations elections for members of the “Human Rights Council” effectively guarantee seats for candidate countries that have a very poor human rights record.”
The UAE won the membership of the Human Rights Council for the period 2022-2024 from the Asian group, after obtaining 180 votes, during the elections that took place Thursday at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Abu Dhabi mission to the United Nations claimed that it will work during the period of the UAE’s membership in the Council to promote and protect human rights.