[BBC] Sri Lanka has failed to be re-elected to the UN’s Human Rights Council after heavy criticism of its own record.
Japan, Bahrain, South Korea and Pakistan beat Sri Lanka and East Timor to the four places in the Asia group of the 47-member body.
[UN Watch] Since being created in 2006, the council adopted 19 Islamic-sponsored resolutions against Israel, including in four emergency sessions, several of which were opposed by Western states for omitting mention of attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah. Otherwise, it adopted four censures of Burma and one of North Korea.
Although Sudan was debated several times, it has consistently escaped censure, with the help of allies in the Islamic, Arab and African groups that control the council’s majority. Several council resolutions praised the Khartoum regime for its “cooperation.”