Venezuela has been voted out of the 47-member UN Human Rights Council while starting next year Chile and Costa Rica will join the group which also features Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Honduras, Mexico, and Paraguay from Latin America.
Britain this Monday will call for the United Nations to be given urgent and unfettered access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses in the Chinese region.
Venezuela on Thursday won a seat on the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council -- a move that the U.S. quickly branded “an embarrassment” and further proof that its decision last year to leave the body last was the right one.
Venezuela's National Assembly, with opposition majority, denounced on Wednesday the “undue” use of electoral material, noting that official papers that belongs to the National Electoral Council (CNE) was found in gambling centers to print bet vouchers and presented its final report about the investigation into the case of the ex-rebel agent, Oscar Pérez.
Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi launched on Monday 10 December, UN Human Rights Day, UK’s campaign for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for January 2014-December 2016.