Mr. Jiang Duan, who holds the rank of Minister at China’s mission to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, will play a key role in selecting the world body’s monitors on health, freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances. GENEVA, April 2, 2020 — China was appointed on Wednesday to a United Nations Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators — including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention — in a move that has sparked protest by international human rights activists. “Allowing China’s oppressive and inhumane regime to choose the world investigators on freedom of speech, arbitrary detention and enforced disappearances is like making a pyromaniac into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a non-governmental human rights organization based in Geneva that closely monitors the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council, and a leader in speaking out at the UN for victims in China. “It’s absurd and immoral for the UN to allow China’s oppressive government a key role in selecting officials who shape international human rights standards and report on violations worldwide,” said Neuer. China’s appointment to the UNHRC’s influential Consultative Group, comprised of only five nations, was announced in a letter submitted to the UNHRC on Wednesday by Oman on behalf of the Asian Group, and confirmed by a notice on the website of the UN human rights office. By joining the UNHRC panel, China will be able to influence the selection of at least 17 UN human rights mandate-holders over the next year, known as special …
RT @UNWatch: SHAME: 🇨🇳 China joins U.N. human rights panel & will play key role in choosing the U.N.'s next global monitors on free speech, arbitrary detention, and health. Must-see thread: https://t.co/QkrHBdPC8a
You see the UN originally wanted Hitler to do it but he unfortunately got himself killed doing some kind of humanitarian project. So they were going to pick Cuba but Cuba was just way too busy. But never fear China stepped up and they said "we got this"
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It's funny how Westerners invented such things as the UNHCR when they were able to use them as weapons against oriental foes, and now that previously impoverished nations are gaining in power their weapons are turned on them.
This isn't a place to virtue signal your morals trying to highlight how authoritarian countries that oppose USA hegemony are.
It's about discussing what motivates countries to act and the impact of a countries actions on an international stage.
Comments like "we might need to make a new UN" belong in /r/worldnews.
I think we should be more strict with the rules around here. I joined this sub because /r/worldnews talking points are enough to drive a normal person insane. This place should not entertain simpleton CNN/Fox News talking points "China Bad, USA good".
Most of reddit is in the grip of rampant sinophobia, and has been for the better part of a year, because that is what it is like in most of the United States. There is a reason both major political parties in the United States have virtually identical foreign policy, and that is extended to the population at large. China’s perpetual portrayal as an enemy just compounds itself, and without any dedicated factchecking (especially in an environment where anyone trying to factcheck is automatically labeled a brainwashed Chinese tool) there is little opportunity to counteract it.