UN Human Rights Council to vote on new chief after ‘China, Russia block rights champion from Fiji’

Jan 15, 2021 | INVESTING

The UN Human Rights Council will this week hold an unprecedented secret ballot to pick its president after China and others blocked a candidate from Fiji considered to be a rights champion, sources and analysts said.“There has been a stand-off,” a source close to the council who asked not to be named, said. “It is a very, very messy situation.”The dispute could underscore growing jostling in the top UN rights body by countries intent on steering it away from criticising nations for alleged…

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