China, Saudi Arabia Among Candidates For UN Human Rights Council

If you couldn't laugh you'd cry


Two of the world's most infamous violators of human rights—Saudi Arabia and China—are being screened this week for seats on the United Nations' Human Rights Council, despite objections from a host of countries over the "hypocrisy" of placing such bad actors on the council.

Delegations from the U.S., Great Britain, Canada and Germany joined critics in lambasting Saudi Arabia's record on rights for women and homosexuals, as well as religious freedom, during a four-hour session Monday in Geneva.