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UN Member States Should Accredit Blocked Human Rights Groups

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) meets at the UN Headquarters in New York, February 27, 2018. © 2018 Luiz Rampelotto/Sipa via AP Images United Nations member countries in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) should vote next week to grant UN accreditation to six human rights organizations whose applications have been unfairly blocked for years by Russia, China, and other abusive governments. On July 21, ECOSOC’s 54 members will vote on whether to grant UN consultative status to the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Diakonia in Sweden, No Peace…

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