UN Human Rights Council:Written question - HL2159

Asked on: 10 October 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UN Human Rights Council
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the criteria set by the UN General Assembly for election to the UN Human Rights Council in Resolution 60/251 in relation to the candidacies of China, Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Answered on: 20 October 2016

The UK carefully considers its votes against the criteria set out by the UN General Assembly; that members uphold the highest standards in the promotion and protection of human rights and fully cooperate with the Council. It is the UK's longstanding policy not to publicise how it votes.

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