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For All Defence Aspirants India elected to UNHRC

For All Defence Aspirants India elected to UNHRC

India Elected To UNHRC

India Has Been Elected To The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) For A Period Of Three Years Beginning January 1,2019.

Key Highlights

India Received 188 Votes In The Area Pacific Category.

The Asia Pacific Category Has 5 Seats In UNHRC Along With India,Bahrain,Bangladesh ,Fiji And The Philippines Were Also Elected To UNHRC From Asia-Pacific.

India Has Previously Served In Human Rights Council From 2011-2014 And 2014-2017.

Significance

India ‘S Election With The Highest Number Of Votes Reflects India’s Standing In The International Comity Of Nations.

It Recognizes India’s Commitment Towards The Protection Of Human Rights.

Criticism Of Election

Human Rights NGO, Human Rights Watch Has Criticized The Election Saying That The Election Was Devoid Of Any Competition And Countries With The Worst Human Rights Records Like The Philippines, Eritrea, Bahrain Etc. Have Been Elected To UNHRC.

United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNRHC) Is A United Nations Body Whose Mission Is To Promote And Protect Human Rights Around The World.

The UNHRC Has 47 Members Elected On A Regional Group Basis From Among 5 Groups.

To Become A Member, A Country Must Receive The Votes Of At Least 96 Of The 191 States Of The UN General Assembly (An Absolute Majority).

The Members Are Elected For A Period Of Three Years ,With A Maximum Of Two Consecutive Terms.

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