Bahrain Elected to Human Rights Council
الخميس 1429/5/17 هـ الموافق 2008/05/22 م واس
United Nations, May 22, SPA--The United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly on Wednesday elected 15 out of 26 member states from five regions vying through a secret ballot for a seat on its Human Rights Council, an international body that address human rights issues.
Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste were both defeated in the Asian category by Bahrain, Japan, South Korea, and Pakistan.
Britain and France defeated Spain for a European seat.
Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine beat the Czech Republic in the Eastern Europe category.
Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana and Zambia will represent Africa, beating out Benin, Gambia, Kenya and Mali.
Argentina, Brazil and Chile will represent Latin America and the Caribbean, after defeating Ecuador and Venezuela.