UN Human Rights Council to vote on new chief after ‘China, Russia block rights champion from Fiji’

The UN Human Rights Council will this week hold an unprecedented secret ballot to pick its president after China and others blocked a candidate from Fiji considered to be a rights champion, sources and analysts said.“There has been a stand-off,” a sour…

The UN Human Rights Council will this week hold an unprecedented secret ballot to pick its president after China and others blocked a candidate from Fiji considered to be a rights champion, sources and analysts said.“There has been a stand-off,” a source close to the council who asked not to be named, said. “It is a very, very messy situation.”The dispute could underscore growing jostling in the top UN rights body by countries intent on steering it away from criticising nations for alleged…

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