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UK and Saudi Arabia 'in secret deal' over human rights council place | UK news | The Guardian

4.1.16

UK and Saudi Arabia 'in secret deal' over human rights council place | UK news | The Guardian:

The classified exchanges,
the paper said, suggest that the UK initiated the secret negotiations
by asking Saudi Arabia for its support. Both countries were eventually
elected to the UNHRC, which has 47 member states.


The Saudi cables, dated January and February 2013, were translated
separately by the Australian and UN Watch. One read: “The delegation is
honoured to send to the ministry the enclosed memorandum, which the
delegation has received from the permanent mission of the United Kingdom
asking it for the support and backing of the candidacy of their country
to the membership of the human rights council (HRC) for the period
2014-2016, in the elections that will take place in 2013 in the city of
New York.


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