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UN Faces Controversial Human Rights Council Elections

The United Nations General Assembly is set to vote Tuesday on new members of the Human Rights Council, while rights groups are speaking out against some controversial candidates. New York-based Human Rights Watch is one of the groups speaking out against such candidates as China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and Algeria, saying their poor rights records at home would prevent them from becoming useful members of the council. The Geneva-based U.N. Watch, which operates as a watchdog on...

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