‘What is This Council For?’ Venezuelan Activist Reproached After Challenging UN’s Top Human Rights Body

patrick.goodenough | March 11, 2021
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A Venezuelan opposition leader challenged the Human Rights Council on Thursday over the fact the Maduro regime was a member of the U.N.’s top rights body despite its egregious violations, prompting the council’s presiding officer –Sudan’s ambassador – to call on participants to “uphold U.N. standards when referring to countries and to refrain from using words like the ones we have just heard.”

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