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US TO AGAINST VOTE FOR CUBA ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

US TO  AGAINST VOTE FOR CUBA ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Context

The U.S. not to support Cuba’s bid to join the organisation’s Human Rights Council.

Details

  • The US has accused Cuba of being a brutal dictatorship.
  • It has also urged that no country should vote Cuba onto the council.

UNHRC

  • It is a subsidiary of the General Assembly where the Assembly elects the members of UNHRC.
  • Council is made of 47 Member States.
  • Its seats are distributed geographically and are awarded for a period of three years.
  • Its Members are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms.
  • Seats are distributed such as African States has 13 seats, Asia-Pacific States has 13 seats, Latin American and Caribbean States has 8 seats, Western European and other States has 7 seats and Eastern European States has  6 seats

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