A reality check for UN

by Subhechcha Ganguly

The election of human rights violating governments in Sudan, Algeria, Qatar, Morocco, Bangladesh, and Kyrgyzstan to the UN’s top human rights body was denounced by online users, who also expressed concern that the number of non-democracies on the UN Human Rights Council has increased alarmingly from 60% to a startling 70%, with 33/47 countries now being classified as “non-democratic.””I wish I was fabricating this. I’m not,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental organisation that advocates for human rights and which labelled those nations “unqualified” in a Joint NGO Report due to their voting records on human rights-related UN resolutions as well as their domestic human rights records. Neuer compared choosing these dictatorships as UN judges on human rights to choosing a group of arsonists to join the fire department.

JApproximately 38% of the world’s population currently resides in non-free nations, which is an increase from 1997. Nowadays, only 20% of people live in free countries. People are beginning to wonder whether the future will genuinely be in the hands of the people or the leaders as a result of the worldwide shift toward authoritarian government and actions within democracies.

The following nations will be represented on the UN Human Rights Council in 2023:

United States, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Malawi, Senegal, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico, France, Unit, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Sudan, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Vietnam, Georgia, Romania, Chile, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, Benin, Cameroon, Eritrea, The

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