Leaked: UK behind Saudi Arabia’s appointment to UN Human Rights Council

Monday, October 05, 2015 by

When Saudi Arabia, arguably one of the world’s worst nations in regard to the respect of human rights, was elected to join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), most people were left in utter shock. As it turns out, they did not complete this feat alone, as new evidence has come out which shows that the United Kingdom paved the way for one of the world’s most barbarous regimes to serve as a world judge of human rights. In the two leaked cable shown below, a secret vote trading deal was made by Britain and Saudi Arabia, prior to the November 2013 vote in New York, to ensure both countries were elected to the council.

“The delegation is honoured to send to the ministry the enclosed memorandum, which the delegation has received from the permanent mission of the United Kingdom asking it for the support and backing of the candidacy of their country to the membership of the human rights council (HRC) for the period 2014-2016, in the elections that will take place in 2013 in the city of New York.”

The ministry might find it an opportunity to exchange support with the United Kingdom, where the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would support the candidacy of the United Kingdom to the membership of the council for the period 2014-2015 in exchange for the support of the United Kingdom to the candidacy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

In addition to this maleficence, Saudi Arabia also made a grossly under-reported ‘donation’ of $1 million to The UNHRC, prior to their election. For an organization who claims their role to be the ultimate promoter and protector of human rights throughout the world, it seems they are really just another corrupt promoter & protector of the oligarchic status quo.

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Sources:

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TheGuardian


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