Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal elected to the UN Human Rights Council

Vastavam web: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council along with 12 other countries.The other nations elected to the human rights wing of the UN are Angola, Australia, Chile, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain, and Ukraine.”Now, they contain the names of the candidate countries, along with additional space to inscribe other names. The idea was to make the process smoother,” said Brendan Varma, spokesperson of UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak.

During a news conference held at the UN headquarters in New York, Varma was asked for Lajcak’s reaction to member states distributing gifts in order to garner votes in the Human Rights Council elections, and whether there should be value caps on such gifts.Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, former chairwoman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, said now that countries like Qatar, Congo and Pakistan have joined the likes of Cuba, Venezuela and China in the UN Human Rights Council, the US must withdraw from it or “we legitimise” human rights abusers.